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Chase’s community paper for over 25 years! Issue for the week of Friday, June 4th, 2021 • Vol. 26, Issue 23 The Village of Chase Council has lowered municipal flags to half-mast in memory of the children sent to residential schools, for those who never returned home, and in honour of the families and communities whose lives were changed forever. The Secwepemc Nation’s communities

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sacred fires are for 4 days, therefore, out of respect, the Village flags were at half-mast for 4 days. Mayor and Council, on behalf of the Village of Chase, want to express profound condolences, and deepest sympathies to the families of the lost children.

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Community Events Bulletin Chase Library Survey COMING SOON!! - we want to know how we can best serve you, so we will be putting out a quick, general survey about library usage and hours of operation. Watch for that coming soon and think of anything that you may want to tell us. It will be online but paper surveys will be available in the branch. For more info 250.679.3331 Summer Reading Club 2021 registration begins Tuesday, June 8th at the Chase Library. Name the Mascot contest, Where is the Mascot scavenger hunt again,

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Wanted Pickleball players to start playing @ Chase at the public tennis courts. Let's get a club going. Call 205-246-5553 or pwechapman@gmail.com. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 107 515 Shuswap Ave, Chase * For info / hours phone 250-679-3536 *

Open on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm Saturdays at 1 pm Closing at Bartenders Discretion Thank you as always for your continued support.

Shuswap Victory Church

641 Shuswap Ave, Chase BC Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-1pm For Council and/or Prayer Please contact: Pastor Peter King 250-804-3518

The Chase Sunflower invites stories, recipes, comments, photos, jokes and any other information that would be of interest to readers. We reserve the right to accept or refuse submissions and edit for content and length. We also reserve the right to refuse advertising that in our opinion does not reflect the concept of the newspaper. The opinions expressed in Letters and Columns do not necessarily reflect the views of this newspaper. Due care and attention for accuracy is used in checking advertising copy, but no warranty is implied by the publisher. The Chase Sunflower is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written consent of the publisher. The Chase Sunflower is independently owned and operated by Shuswap Prairie Publishing. 1500 copies are printed weekly and distributed around Chase, as well as to Pritchard, Sorrento, Squilax, Jade Mountain, and Adams Lake. The Sunflower is available FREE for readers because it is advertiser supported. Please support the local businesses that advertise in the Sunflower; shopping locally enriches our community.

EMAIL: info@chasesunflower.ca WEB: www.chasesunflower.ca ** Alternate drop-off location at Willows Natural Foods ** MAIL: Box 524, Chase BC, V0E 1M0 Publisher/Editor: Kelsey Snelgrove

With respect, I acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc First Nation.

Chase Rotary Box 73

Pres: Patrick Herba ( 250-702-3677) Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month via Zoom. New members welcome.

Chase Lions Box 12, Chase, BC V0E1M0 250-679-8470* chaselions67@gmail.com

*Public meetings cancelled until further notice.*

Call 250-679-8470 for all Lions projects: *Chase Lions RV Park

For medical equipment or pull tab donations please call Karen Bassett 250-318-4527

400 Club Weekly Winner: Snuffy Clarke $100.00

Churches of Chase Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church We are please to invite you all to Indoor Sunday Mass at 9:00 am. What a treat! Covid regulations apply

Chase Evangelical Free Church 295 Shuswap Ave Physical Gathering Suspended in response to Provincial Health Order, Online Gatherings Accessible at www.ChaseChurch.com 250 679 1676 or Tyler@ChaseChurch.com

The Light of Life Native Fellowship Pastor Joseph #1.250.457-3845 Find "Joseph Shuswap Kim" on Youtube

Shuswap Community Church Outdoor Services 10am, Sunday @ Memorial Park Visit www.aplacetobelong.ca for more info. Call: (778) 824-0383 Email: Spencer@ aplacetobelong.ca


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Kylie Schmidt BBQ Fundraiser submitted by Chase Lions Club

The Chase Lions Club is hosting a BBQ hotdog fundraiser for Kylie Schmidt on Saturday June 5, from 10-2pm. Hotdogs will be by donation with all proceeds going to assist Kylie with her treatment and expenses. Kylie is away in Vancouver receiving treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It is a cancer of the lymphatic system (which is part of the immune system). At the fundraiser, the Lions will

be selling their community calendars with $5 from each calendar going to Kylie. Also the tickets for the $1500.00+ Eye Candy Mega Basket will be sold there as well. We will be set up at the pocket park, next to Pete's Pizza. Mark your calendar for Saturday June 5, and come out, between 10-2pm, grab a hot dog, coffee, or popcorn, a calendar, and a ticket or two, and help us support Kylie in her recovery.

Interior Health coordinating COVID-19 dose two clinics

Press Release Interior Health’s #journey2immunity the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 campaign continues to accelerate. vaccine will be notified to book their Approximately 518,000 doses of vaccine second dose eight weeks after their initial have been administered and more are on immunization. the way as Interior Health continues to “Registering for your vaccine deliver immunization clinics throughout notifications is an important step to the region. ensuring the highest protection from “People are beginning to receive COVID-19,” added Brown. “Everyone notifications telling them it’s time to should register and schedule their book their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.” vaccine,” said Interior Health president There are three ways to register for and CEO Susan Brown. “This means our COVID-19 vaccine notifications: clinics are returning to rural and remote 1. Online by visiting the provincial communities, and we are adding new website here or https://gov.bc.ca/ hours and options at our larger urban getvaccinated clinics, to make it as easy as possible for 2. By phone: 1-833-838-2323 people to get their first and second dose.” 3. In person at a Service BC office listed Effective May 27, people who received here.

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The second dose Covid-19 vaccine clinic is running Monday June 14 to Friday June 18th, booked appts only. First appt is at 10:00 am, last appts are at 3:30pm.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR $25.00 per lobster Purchases can be made via Etransfer: chasevolunteerfire@gmail.com

Chase Firefighters Association Drive-thru Lobster Fest! Saturday June 19, 2021 Drive-thru pick noon – 2pm Chase Fire Hall 810 Okanagan Avenue Orders must be placed prior to June 8th Contact Alison Lauzon for further information. 250-319-4034 or email chasevolunteerfire@gmail.com

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TAX NOTICE 2021 Home Owner Grant Application Assistance

The Province of BC now exclusively administers Home Owner grants. Residents must now apply for their Home Owner grants online or by telephone to the Province of BC. Unfortunately, the Province is struggling to keep up with demand for telephone application and is asking home owners to apply online. This may not be an option for some residents. The Village of Chase will assist any homeowner in the Village of Chase that need assistance filing their Home Owner grant application. For the month of June, every Thursday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, residents may come to the Village office and a staff member will assist in filing your grant application. You will need your property tax notice, your birthdate, and Social Insurance Number. Please observe COVID 19 protocols, by wearing a mask and ensure only one customer at the time in the office. **Note: Chase’s is Jurisdiction 512

To the people of Chase, especially our Indigenous people. It was such devastating news about the buried children at the old Kamloops Residential School. As a Catholic, my head first bowed with shame and then grief. I must first grieve, but then I must act. Without action to produce change the grief is wasted. An Indigenous man was on the television news. I believe he was from Lillooet. He used the word Demonic to describe the people who committed these atrocities. This is a perfect word, I cannot better it. Then beyond the aggressor, there are the bystanders. Not only people at the “school”, but people all around must have sensed something. The quote that fits this is from Edmond Burke, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good

men to do nothing”. Therefore, we must all do something. My contribution is to teach. Each day, I must teach that all life is precious. I must act with gentleness and wisdom. I must forgive, but not forget. I must remind others to, and act immediately on any act of unkindness or words of ignorance. I will remain a Catholic, as the teachings of our church are beautiful. I see so many in this religion who work daily to help through dedication and selfdiscipline. Who can argue that Jesus was not right? However, we can never, ever stop talking about this, apologizing and working to help others. A Parishioner from The Blessed Sacrament Parish, Robin Mudry

Opinions and views expressed in Letters to the Editor do not reflect those of the Chase Sunflower or it's advertisers. Letters can be sent to info@chasesunflower.ca. They may be edited for length or clarity or not published at all.

Chase’s Share-Garden!

submitted by Chase Environmental Action Group We would like to thank the the public to take care of the Interior Savings Credit Union garden when they are walking for providing the garden bed, by, and if comfortable, having support and shared maintenance a little chat with the plants to of the revived Share-Garden encourage their growth. When behind its building on Chase the vegetables, fruit, and herbs Ave. On Friday May 21, the are ready to be picked, we Chase Environmental Action encourage you to help yourself Group donated with what and planted you need or v a r i o u s could use, but vegetables, please leave fruit, and herbs some for to share with others. The the public, hope is that along with the plants flowers for the will provide pollinators. some fresh Most of the food for you plants have been labelled with throughout the warm months, signs, so there’s no confusion on with the final arrival of some what they are. pumpkins for the kids. Collectively, we’re asking


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RCMP REPORT submitted by Chase RCMP

ADRIFT On May 16th, 2021 at 9:13 pm, Chase RCMP were advised of a boat adrift on Little Shuswap Lake. The complainant reported that the motor on his small fishing boat failed, and that he was being pulled by the current. He was alone, it was dark, and he was a poor swimmer. Fortunately, he was properly equipped with paddles, a cell phone and was wearing a life jacket. Shuswap Search and Rescue was contacted and agreed to attend with a boat to conduct the rescue. Shuswap Search and Rescue has a home base in Salmon Arm, hence their ETA was over 60 minutes. In the meantime, the complainant managed to make his way safely ashore without assistance and had phoned a relative to pick him up. FIGHTS On May 16th, 2021 at 7:21 pm, Chase RCMP were dispatched to a fight in progress in front of a residence on Brooke Drive in Chase. The complainant reported that her ex-husband showed up, uninvited and intoxicated and started a fight with her new roommate on the front lawn. Police attended and broke up the fight, which the ex-husband appeared to be losing. Neither the roommate nor the complainant wished to pursue charges against the ex-husband. He was permitted to leave with a strict warning that if he returned, he would immediately be arrested. At 8:55 pm, Chase RCMP were recalled to the same residence on Brooke Drive for a disturbance report – the ex-husband was back, banging on the front door. Police attended and immediately arrested the ex-husband, as per the previously given warning. Upon closer inspection, Police noted that the ex-husband appeared to have sustained additional injuries since the last interaction. He explained that he’d just been jumped and beat up by an unknown group of males. He returned to his ex-wife’s house— this time, seeking sanctuary. Given that he’d been beat-up twice in one night, an ambulance was called to assess his injuries, and he was transported to hospital for further treatment. On May 30th, 2021 at 9:23 pm, Chase RCMP were advised of a fight on Cottonwood Street in Chase. Police attended and broke up the fight between two adult brothers. Neither brother was injured; however, their mother accidentally took a punch to the head, while trying to break up the fight. The brother who was identified as the primary aggressor was lodged in cells for the night. The mother was assessed by ambulance.

Alcohol was believed to be a factor. DANGEROUS DRIVER On May 21st, 2021 at approximately 10:30 pm, Chase RCMP were advised of a suspicious vehicle on VLA Road in Chase. The complainant reported that the male driver of a black SUV was outside of his vehicle, screaming and yelling. Police located the vehicle, stopped in the middle of the road, with the driver sound asleep. When the police emergency lights were activated, the male awoke and quickly drove away. The license plate number was obtained; however, the male was clearly much younger than the registered owner who had an address in the lower mainland area. The following morning, May 22nd, at approximately 8:00 am, Chase RCMP were conducting patrols related to a different suspicious vehicle report, when the same black SUV was located, parked on the side of Stoney Flats Road. Police approached the driver’s window and observed that the male driver was asleep with his head back and mouth open. When Police tapped on the window, he awoke, immediately started the vehicle and sped away, forcing Police to jump out of the way to avoid being struck. A short time later, Police received another complaint about the same vehicle. This complainant reported that the vehicle was stopped in the middle of a residential street in Chase. The driver was slumped over—apparently asleep—with the engine running. Both available Chase RCMP officers attended and came up with a plan designed to safely prevent the male from continuing to drive in his current state. Police vehicles were parked side by side to block the dead-end road. Spike belts were set up in front of and behind the vehicle, quietly while the driver slept. The driver’s window was half open. Police reached in and unlocked the door and managed to turn off the ignition but couldn’t remove the keys because the car was still in gear. As soon as Police tried to pull the driver out of the vehicle, he awoke and started fighting. The male bit one Police officer and then managed to free his hand, started the vehicle and raced away – putting both police officers at risk of being run over or dragged. The vehicle drove over the spike belt and then over a residential lawn to bypass the police vehicles. Continued on page 8...

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RCMP REPORT

Chase RCMP received multiple reports as the vehicle drove through Chase on rims. Finally, it was reported that the male had abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Police Dog Services conducted a track through Wilson Park. Unfortunately, the male was not located. No further complaints were received. Police were able to identify the male and will be requesting a warrant for his arrest. While the outcome was not perfect, Police successfully achieved the primary goal which was to protect public safety by removing a dangerous driver from the road.

line disconnected, a male requested Police. Police responded in that general direction while Dispatchers worked to reconnect the call. Several minutes later, the male came back on the line and said that he’d been stabbed in the back by his ex and her new boyfriend. He was transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries which appeared serious but not life threatening. Police located the ex and the new boyfriend as they returned home. They were both arrested without further incident and held for court the following morning.

STABBING On May 24th, 2021 at approximately 9:00 pm, Chase RCMP were advised of a dropped 911 call from a location West of Chase. Before the

On May 25th, 2021 Tammy BJERKSETH and Francis NARCISSE were charged with Assault with a weapon, Uttering Threats and Mischief.

SEYMOUR ARM FATAL COLLISION UPDATE: CHARGES APPROVED Charges have been approved against a male nearly two years after a fatal collision in Seymour Arm. On June 28th, 2019, Chase RCMP received a report that a female had been struck by a motor vehicle in the remote community of Seymour Arm. The 56 year old Seymour Arm resident was declared deceased at the scene. Chase RCMP attended and conducted a thorough investigation. The file was then reviewed by Crown Counsel who recently approved charges. Trevor James BERTRAM has been charged with one count of Dangerous Driving Causing Death.

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Council Meeting Highlights - May 25th submitted by Village of Chase

THAT Public Works Policy 21, Street and Sidewalk Snow Clearing be amended to include the Fire Hall and the arena

regarding wood stove appliances and the application process be given first three readings

904-2021, regarding a more affordable, and simple process for placing shipping containers be given first three readings

THAT the Village of Chase Road Closure Bylaw 901-2021 at 101 Aylmer be given first three readings

THAT the Village of Chase Fees & Charges Amendment Bylaw 905-2021, regarding charge-outs for fire fighting services, and shipping container permits be given first three readings

Councillor Torbohm provided the following Notice of Motion to install wayfinding signs for RV parking at the curling rink.

THAT a letter be delivered to ALL business customers explaining the transition to Recycle BC, and that businesses will be excluded from the new recycling program THAT 2-hour parking limit signs be installed on Shuswap Avenue from Wilson Street to Coburn Street THAT $5,000 be sent to the Adams River Salmon Society to assist with 2021 cost of operations THAT Council approve the Statement of Financial Information

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THAT the Village of Chase Building Regulations Amendment Bylaw 902-2021,

THAT the Village of Chase Volunteer Fire Department Establishment and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No 906-2021, regarding charge-outs for fire fighting services, be given first three readings THAT the of Chase Amendment

Village Zoning Bylaw

NOTICE

Water Main Flushing Program Chase Public Works will begin its new annual Water Main Flushing Program beginning June 7th, 2021 and completing on June 18th, 2021. With the introduction of our relatively new Water Treatment Plant in 2015 and the high quality of potable water within our distribution system, developing an annual flushing program will allow us to improve an already great product and reduce the amount of chlorine needed to maintain a minimal residual within the system and at its extremities. Flushing in the Spring allows us to take advantage of snow melt water and helps us to flush our storm water system at the same time, removing sediments that build up over time. Water spent to flush our water mains is de-chlorinated and repurposed for flushing catch basins, leads, mains and culverts. Why are we flushing our water mains? The flushing program will be conducted annually and will provide the following system benefits: • • •

Improved water quality. Improved system hydraulic capacity. Improved system operation by identifying weak or problem areas. • Improved/restored chlorine residual. • Decrease turbidity within the system when large volumes of water are used in such cases as firefighting and bulk water use. How does water main flushing affect your water? During the flushing process, low pressures and discoloured water may be experienced for short periods. Any discolouration is temporary and is not a health hazard. Village staff collect and test water samples for chlorine residual throughout the entire distribution system regularly to ensure that the water is safe for consumption. If any discolouration is noticed, residents are asked to open their out door cold-water taps (after flushing hours) and allow it to flow until the water becomes clear. It is important to note that even if flushing is not occurring directly on your street, the connecting streets in your area could be affected as well. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Water Main Flushing Program, please contact the Village Office at 250-679-3238.


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100 Bear Paws found in North Shuswap

JOB POSTINGS Chase and Area Young Learners Society Summer Job Positions - Spring 2021 Are you between 15-30, self-motivated and interested in working on developing new programming for children and families in Chase? All positions between July 1-August 28, with possibility of an extension through to the Autumn months. All positions require first aid and a criminal record check.

Weytk (Hello) - The Indigenous bands of the Pespesellkwe te Secwepemc (Adams Lake, Little Shuswap Lake and Splatsin) and Neskonlith Band, wish to make a joint statement on a recent discovery of great concern to all those living in the Shuswap Lakes area. On Sunday May 23, 2021 a woman came across upwards of 100 skinned and clawless bear paws, including some from bear cubs, dumped in a ditch and further scattered by wildlife, next to a culvert on Angle Mountain (above the community of Anglemont, BC). These could represent the slaughter of over 25 individuals (likely black bear aka “skwleqs” in Secwepemctsin), which are considered sacred. RCMP and local elected representatives were contacted and a Kamloops-based conservation officer has been at the scene. Jointly they are investigating this illegal action. Black bear hunting (limit of 2 animals per adult hunter) requires a fish and wildlife ID (which requires proof of hunter safety training from the BC wildlife federation). Hunters also need a basic hunting license ($32) and a bear license ($20) and must be a resident of BC. Disposal of carcasses or wildlife parts falls under the BC Wildlife Act, which bans the dumping of animal parts and carcasses where there are “likely to be people, in a manner in which the attractant could attract dangerous wildlife,

to the land or premises, and be accessible to dangerous wildlife”. Beyond the provincial legislation regarding the disposal of ‘animal parts’, Neskonlith Band and the Pespesellkwe te Secwepemc express their condemnation towards these disrespectful actions. They are offering a reward of $3,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible for this slaughter and associated disrespectful actions. Please direct any information you believe might be helpful to Dave Nordquist, Adams Lake Indian Band: dnordquist@alib.ca. Indigenous Title & Rights are supported by Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, and an integral aspect of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) legislated in British Columbia as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act or DRIPA. UNDRIP is in the process of being legislated by the government of Canada. Neskonlith and Pespesellkwe te Secwepemc share the desire to attain co-management over wildlife to ensure First Nations cultural values and respect are incorporated into wildlife and lands stewardship. Kukstemc (Thank you) Kukpi7 Cliff Arnouse (Adams Lake Indian Band), Kukpi7 Oliver Arnouse (Little Shuswap Lake Band), Kukpi7 Judy Wilson (Neskonlith), Kukpi7 Wayne Christian (Splatsin)

Hours and wages are negotiable, full time or part time. Please send your resume with cover letter to Ashton Sweetnam at chaseyounglearners@gmail.com Coordinator of Sports Programs (Skatepark) The Coordinator of Sports Programs will be assisting the Chase and Area Young Learners Board to develop small group programs at the local skatepark for school aged children. The lessons will be one on one or small group, dependent of Covid-19 restrictions in the summer. Instruction will be hands off and focused on safety and skill development. The Coordinator will use online resources and communities to develop lesson plans. The Coordinator of Sports Programs will be a member of a community of people in our area who are working to develop a culture of safety and respect around the skatepark. The goals of the program will emphasize healthy physical activity, skill development, and safety. All of the programming will be outdoors and physically distanced, and goals will be determined by children and their mentors. Arts and Crafts Programs Coordinator Our 2021 Arts and Crafts Program Coordinator will be working with the Chase Young Learners Board to develop small group outdoor programming for children 4-8. This individual will be planning and coordinating art, science, and literacy projects that align with our existing nature education programming. In partnership with Young Learners staff, the coordinator will seek out opportunities for additional arts programming that is both safe and practical given the current health concerns related to Covid-19. In small group settings, our leader will take a role in guiding children through educational activities that fit the weeks theme and the interests of the children. The coordinator will spend time using online resources to plan activities. The coordinator will plan these activities and learn to follow the interests and strengths of the children that they work with. Recreation Coordinators (Cycling) The Program Leader will be a part of a team of cycling instructors and enthusiasts in developing a summer/autumn program designed for kids who want to develop their skills and make friends through cycling. In addition to developing a kids bike club, the Coordinator will be creating community connection, and planning cycling based activities and outings. There may be an advocacy role in this position, in identifying and creating opportunities for village residents to spend time in the sport of cycling.


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Joshua was born on July 23, 1991 in Nanaimo, B.C. He grew up in Nanaimo and graduated from Wellington Sr. Secondary High School. He had a lot of friends and was extremely athletic. He played softball, lacrosse, and played in competitive paintball tournaments. He was a hunter and a true fisherman. He loved to go crabbing and out on his family’s fishing boat. He moved out to Thompson-Shuswap area and started his own roofing company. He was a hard worker, was always motivated to reach his goals and exceled at everything he decided to do. In addition to being a business owner, he also had been a chef in Nanaimo for over three years, had experience working on a food truck, was a Lead First Aid attendant for over year, and had medical training. He was also a talented artist and enjoyed painting. Josh loved and cherished his family and friends. Josh had the spirit of a bear; the heart of a lion and he was a titan of a man – he fully embodied his name. Josh had a huge heart, was easy going, had the best laugh, had a warm embracing “bear” hugs and he was always ready with a joke. Josh was always noticed when he entered a room, and his smile alone could light it up. Josh has a large family and he always made friends wherever he went. Josh will forever be remembered and missed for his loving, kind, strong, humorous, and warrior spirit. Josh is survived by his father, Shawn Grant, his mother, Dorothy Grant (Deneault), his brother, Jordan Grant and his nephew Hudson of Nanaimo, BC. He is also survived by his Nanaimo, Chase and Kamloops’s family and friends. The Grant Family invite Josh’s family and friends to visit him at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, in Nanaimo, B.C. The Grant Family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, and kind expressions of sympathy. Your support during this difficult time was very much appreciated and was a great comfort to the family. We would also like to thank everyone that offered their time we will be forever grateful. A poem Josh’s best friend, Nate read at his Nanaimo service on May 20, 2021.


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