Personal Stories

Melissa Mimura’s story

I’m a father of two daughters.  Our older daughter Melissa died on April 2nd 2017 on the Coquihalla Highway, just two months before her graduation from UBCO.  She was driving alone from Vancouver to her…
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Colleen & Alex’s Comments

Email submitted to Paul Hergott September 2016:  I would like to inform you about the tremendous positive impact you have had on my driving behaviour and that of my husband. In addition, your influence has…
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Brittany Thomas’s Story

March 3 2012 was a day that changed my sister and my life forever. This was the day our mother’s life was taken in a motor vehicle accident on Ross road. After our dad passed…
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Gary Thornton’s Story

July 27, 2010 was a day that started out much like any other.  Breakfast, coffee on the deck, and then Gary went to run some errands.  When I heard the sirens a short time later,…
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Shayla Driver’s Story

“The moment in my life when the doorway to loss occurred was on a winter’s day, December 12, 2011. The painful experience will never be forgotten. My 21 year old daughter, Shayla Rae Dawn Driver’s…
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Stew Tuningley’s Story

Stew and I moved from Manitoba to BC in 1996 with all the excitement of new beginnings.  Our 3 daughters were already living on the West Coast.  We settled into the beautiful Okanagan Valley and…
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Eva Gainer’s Story

On an Ontario highway late one Sunday afternoon in July 2000, a drunk driver in a pick-up truck smashed into our family van returning from a cottage weekend. He killed three people – My husband…
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Grace Beima’s Story

Hello my name is Grace Beima. I immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1972, went back to Holland from Edmonton in 1997 and then moved to the Okanagan from Holland in 2000. I have chosen…
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Deb Airth’s Story

My name is Deb Airth and I was involved in a hit and run, bicycle crash on May 16, 2008 on Hwy 97 and Stevens Rd. It was “Drive Your Bike to Work” day. The…
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Sandra Donnelly’s Message

My name is Sandra Donnelly. My mother was Marilyn Donnelly, killed on February 17th in Kelowna at the Loseth Drive intersection. The past 16 days have been devastating for me and my family. My mother…
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