It’s only fitting that the urn carrying Len Kane Sr.’s ashes will be part of a semi truck convoy in his memory.
Len Sr., who succumbed to cancer on July 16 at age 84, was a lifelong trucker. He transported goods on both two and four wheels since the mid-1950s.
As a rolling homage to Len Sr.’s life, a heavy truck funeral convoy with his ashes will take place Saturday, July 29, starting at 3 p.m.
Departing Ranger Yard, at 9470 192 St. in Port Kells, the convoy of between 20 and 30 semis will travel through Port Kells and Walnut Grove, and will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Sandman Signature Hotel 8828 201 St., starting at 5 p.m.
This tribute is appropriate, notes son Len Kane Jr., who says truckers are a tight-knit community.
“The industry is filled with really great people, grassroots, hard-working… a really great group of people,” Len Jr. said.
Len Jr. said his dad “had a strong work ethic and really gravitated towards the industry.”
“Trucking doesn’t always get a good reputation in the public eye, but it is a trade,” Len Jr. added.
“We haul equipment but we have to take it to another level.”
The convoy will travel this route.
To be part of the convoy, RSVP to Len Jr. by calling 604-290-6743 or emailing email@example.com by July 28.