Sooke gets behind officer’s fundraiser

Lacroix family – Robert

A seriously ill RCMP officer is the beneficiary of widespread support from across the south Island.

The Sidney-stationed Cst. Robert Lacroix, a 38-year-old Sooke resident and father of four was diagnosed last month with a terminal form of cancer. As a final wish he has expressed the desire to take his family to Disneyland and colleagues and neighbours have rallied on his behalf.

Caring contributions from Sooke have helped to swell the province-wide proceeds to well over $100,000.

Staff Sergeant Steve Wright told the Sooke News Mirror members of local RCMP detachment had come up with a significant monetary contribution and that a service club and various local residents had been instrumental in doing work on the Lacroix home to help it sell more quickly. The family is hoping to move back home to Quebec to be closer to family in Robert’s remaining days.

With four kids ranging in age from 11 to three a trip to Disneyland will obviously go over big and the family is scheduled to head south after a major fundraising gala set for the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Saturday, May 14. S.Sergeant Wright indicated all of gala tickets made available to the Sooke detachment had been snapped up.

Expressions of support are apparently showing up from as far away as Ontario and anyone with an interest in being part of the effort is invited to log on to:

lacroixfamilytrustfund.com, or phone 250-656-3931.

 

Just Posted

Sooke cannabis report does little to answer production questions

Council is trying to get ahead of the issue

Optometrist pedals through depression, leads others for the cause

Ride Don’t Hide bike rides start, end at Windsor Park

Peninsula Streams Society to restore 120 metres of Colquitz Watershed

With goal of contributing to the recovery of cutthroat and coho salmon

Indigenous peoples celebrated at Royal Roads

June 21 event includes host of activities as part of National Indigenous Peoples Day

Victoria Weekender: What’s happening this weekend, June 15-16

Car Free YYJ, a barber battle and an Outdoor Discovery Day

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read