CONTRIBUTION · 13th November 2012
To the communities of Terrace and surrounding areas:
On October 29th, my brother William Grootendorst was killed north of Kitwanga in a vehicle accident on an extremely icey, unsanded stretch of highway. My brother lost control of his company truck and lost his life.
In your communities are some very exceptional people to whom I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude.
Eric Roy, an extraordinarily kind man, did everything in his power to save my brother, staying with him as he died and for the hour it took till the ambulance arrived.
Many others stopped to offer what assistance they could. Most of you remain unnamed but know you are all Good Samaritans and I offer you my sincerest thanks for all you did for my brother William.
Greatly loved and so sadly missed.
His sister, Hennie Aikman, Comox, BC.
Just a note...
Comment by Eric Roy on 13th November 2012
I was on scene at approx. 8:50AM, shortly afterward someone else called the ambulance, and if I am correct, I am fairly certain the ambulance was on scene in approx. 30 mins from the time I arrived on scene. There were several other people who stopped who definitely deserve more recognition than I do. Without the extra help, an attempt at saving William could not have been made.