News

Firefighter’s legacy lives on through Christmas Stocking

The first-ever Ron Dunkley Christmas Stocking has been launched in memory of the Langley City firefighter who died in January in Seattle, two months after being struck by a train. - file photo
The first-ever Ron Dunkley Christmas Stocking has been launched in memory of the Langley City firefighter who died in January in Seattle, two months after being struck by a train.
— image credit: file photo

The first-ever Ron Dunkley Christmas Stocking has been launched and sets out to share a bit of warmth and cheer with the less fortunate in our community this year.

Food and other essentials donated to the Christmas Stocking fund will be distributed to the homeless in Langley and Aldergrove on Christmas Eve, said Carey Poitras, one of the organizers.

“We are doing something different this year,” Poitras said, “making it our mission this Christmas season to bring some cheer and hope to those that have little of both.”

Dunkley, a Langley City firefighter, died on Jan. 4 from injuries he suffered when he was dragged by a train in Seattle in November, 2010.

He was a valued member of our Langley community and his daily life was devoted to help the people in the community, Poitras said.

“As this project was created to assist those in need on Christmas Eve we have chosen this name. It’s a privilege to honour the life of Ron who is so greatly missed by family, friends and the community of Langley,” she said.

Anyone who would like to give to the Ron Dunkley Christmas Stocking can drop off donations at Pastime Sports and Games, 20364 Fraser Hwy.

For more information, click here.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.