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LangleyAdvance Holiday at home Section B Your community newspaper since 1931 Thursday, November 22, 2012 Your source for breaking news, sports, and entertainment: Audited circulation: 40,026 – 48 pages I Definitely Turn Heads! #370 - 20202 - 66th Ave. Langley 604-539-7720 MASTER GOLDSMITH ONSITE Call KEITH SETTER for a FREE Market Evaluation 604-533-3491 Treeland Realty BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW! Parties from 15 to 75 ppl. Save $100 - $150 on parties over 40 ppl. 10 OFF $ with this ad Buy One Dinner Entree & Receive $10 off Your Second Entree* *Not combined with other offers. Expires November 30, 2012 604-534-2104 20598 Fraser Hwy. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Family members and close friends watched as the coffin was taken into the building for the funeral. Funeral RCMP honour fallen fellow officer An estimated 6,000 people attended the funeral for a young RCMP constable. Nov. 13 at 148th Street and 64th Avenue while on duty. Adrian’s twin brother, Const. Benjamin Oliver, quite literally spent his entire life with his brother. He said that in 28 years, the two had only been apart for a by Jacob Zinn total of 12 months. and Matthew Claxton “I always considered Adrian Special to the Langley Advance to be the better half of us in all A spotlight shone on the casket aspects of life,” he said, “and I of Const. Adrian Oliver as eight strive every day to become a fracof his fellow Mounties carried tion of the man that Adrian was. it to the stage. A Canadian flag “I’ve lost my best friend in this draped overtop as they set it entire world.” down, holding back tears under His spouse, Const. Shelagh the weight on their shoulders and Mitchell, spoke fondly of the four their hearts. years she’d known Adrian, delivAbout 6,000 officers, famering a heartfelt speech before ily, friends and members of the crowd. Adrian’s parents, the community packed Kate and Chief Supt. Joe into the Langley Events Oliver, stood at the front Centre Tuesday for the alongside hundreds, if not 28-year-old Surrey RCMP thousands, of their son’s constable’s regimental friends. funeral, second only to a “Adrian, your kindness More state funeral. Waves of inspires me to be a betred serge filled the lower Photos ter person, your goofiness level to the point that it Online reminds me to stay a kid at was standing room only heart and your dedication for many others – but motivates me to try my everyone stood in a silent salute, best in anything I do,” she said whether or not they had seats. through tears. Officers came from as far as “You are the love of my life Australia to attend, clutching and I’m so proud and thankful their hats to their chests in a that you’re mine. The love we solemn and dignified show of shared is enough to fill me for a respect. About 4,200 people parlifetime. I will think about you ticipated in the parade before the every second of every day. I love ceremony for the fallen officer, you.” who died in a car accident on Chief Supt. Andrew Boland, a SELLING LANGLEY ONE YARD AT A TIME Holiday Festival on Ice at Langley Events Centre – Dec. 1 RCMP members escorted the hearse to the front of the Langley Events Centre Tuesday afternoon. Heather Colpitts Langley Advance Criminal Operations Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, first met the Olivers while working in Williams Lake when Adrian was four. Working alongside Adrian’s father, Boland watched the twins grow up both aspiring to follow in their father’s footsteps. “We say goodbye to Adrian – a true love, a son, a brother, a friend and a colleague,” he said. “We will forever remember Adrian as a kind and giving man with huge and loving heart.” Police officers and emergency personnel from around the world came to honour Adrian. “It was quite a display of camaraderie,” said Const. Craig van Herk of the Langley RCMP detachment. Langley officers, along with others from around the Lower Mainland, worked on traffic duty near the LEC, or took up shifts in Surrey to allow Mounties from that city to attend the funeral. Members of plainclothes units were out on Tuesday working in uniform doing traffic or general duty patrols, and volunteer Auxiliary officers were out in force as well, van Herk said. From Canada, officers came from at least as far away as Ontario, in addition to police from throughout B.C. There were officers from Australia and the U.S., firefighters, Corrections officers, municipal police, even Coast Guard and U.S. Homeland Security. Bagpipes, horns and drums sounded as officers marched the casket in and out of the arena. Outside, everyone gathered as it was put into the back of the hearse. Boland said Adrian will be cremated and that it’s too early to determine the RCMP’s plans to honour his legacy, but noted that his family has taken solace in the show of honour and pride for Adrian at the ceremony. “They’re overwhelmed with the support and the turnout with the people here today,” he said. Catch Browning, Stojko, Rochette, and more on the ice at the LEC, with a holiday theme. Tickets at

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