Brenda forwarded this to me today. Devlin ("Devo") was part of our crew in high-school. He and I were on the swim team together. No-one talked to him much these past few years because he had broken his neck in a skiing accident and he didn't want anyone who had known him as an athlete to see him as a quadrapalegic.
AIKENHEAD: Devlin James passed away peacefully on Feb. 24, 2003 at Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. Born Oct. 24, 1967 in Duncan, BC. Is survived by mother Heather Aikenhead (Doug) and late father Donald Aikenhead, brother Dean (Ann), sister Reva, niece Chanelle & nephew Koby. He will be remembered by his extended family & friends in both BC & Alberta for his strength of character, wit and courage. His many loves included travelling, rugby, swimming, skiing and time spent with friends. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation. by mail, 645 5th Floor, 520 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1A1. Phone: 604-709-6317: or on line at: rickhansen.com.And should I be as annoyed as I am that the frigging Duncan paper used "you're" instead of "your" and "Devlins" instead of "Devlin's"? It's an obituary, you'd think someone could proof-read the damn thing.
A Celebration of Devlins Life will be held at the Sahtlam Firehall in Duncan, BC on Sat. Mar. 1st, 7 pm. Devlin, you're suffering has ended, our loss has just begun. Sleep peacefully and Godspeed.