In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory

This page is dedicated to the loving memory of community and family members who have lost. We hope that this page honours them, their relationships, and impacts on our lives. They are dearly missed and loved.


Gone But not Forgotten. Forever in our Hearts.

Skippy – Anthony Bruce

Sunrise February 26, 1981. Sunset December 23, 2022.

Skippy is from the Kwadacha and Tsliel-Wautuh First Nations (Burrard). Skippy grew up in north Vancouver and lived in lək̓ʷəŋən traditional territories for 2 years before his sunset on December 23, 2022. He loved Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Caesar salad and fresh bread butter. Skippy loved to collect toys and was an avid remote control car enthusiast. He was also an extremely talented ice skater. Skippy worked in harm reduction since 2003 in the Downtown East Side. He enjoyed the integrity that it gave him from some of the wrongs he feels he did in his past.

“Since someone was there for me it feels good to be there for someone else when they need it the most. I know that the good I do will center the knowledge in the person that I trained and they will also do the same as I have.”


He shared his light with so many of us, his smiley jokes and stories will be missed. He is remembered as a fabulous speaker, an amazing friend, a creative and funny person.

Caleb Mark Howard

Sunrise August 24, 1980. Sunset December 22, 2023.

Caleb is remembered as a Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin & Friend. Caleb was a passionate piano player, he loved to skateboard, listening to Tom Waits and reading. He enjoyed spending time with family, friends and loved ones. He was a great friend. As a proud Cree/Sioux man Caleb shared his intelligence, loyalty, creativity, compassion and spirituality with his community. He will be dearly missed by many loved ones and we want to honour his memory and the ways he touched our lives. He is remembered as someone who was passionate about engaging with knowledge and was driven to share what he learned with his community.

Stephanie John

Sunrise January 7th 1986. Sunset September 18, 2022

Steph was a loving mother, wife, sister, Aunty, cousin, and friend. Stephanie was from Ehattesaht Nation and she was fiercely protective of those she cared for. She loved deeply and showed it in many ways, she gave endlessly to her community and friends and always looked out for those in need. Steph loved the color purple, she would dress from head to toe in her favorite color. Steph loved Chicken 649 and visiting with friends and family. Steph was a beloved member of the QomQem Coastal Connections team and offered harm reduction outreach alongside everyone, she loved being at the IOW tent, looking out for her team mates and handing out fry bread. Steph is greatly missed and so loved by many. We miss hearing her yell across the way, “Love you!!!”

Please take care