British Columbia Sun

Two deceased after big tree collapses on a home in Horseshoe Bay, B.C.


Key takeaways: 

  • A male in his 60s and a female in her 50s have been killed.
  • A tree collapsed on a house and killed two individuals during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Tree collapse resulted in two deaths: 

Two individuals have been killed after a tree collapsed on a home in Horseshoe Bay early Sunday. 

Emergency units reached at 6200 block of Wellington Ave at 1:30 a.m. after a description of a big tree tumbling on homes in the West Vancouver vicinity. 

The deadly happening has declared the lives of a male in his 60s and a female in her 50s, according to a news release from the West Vancouver Police Department.

“This appears to be a tragic accident,” says Const. Kevin Goodmurphy with the West Vancouver Police.  Source –

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.” Source –

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A tree collapsed on a house in BC results in two casualties

The B.C. The coroner’s office informed the media they are in the early revolution of analysis and have no other information public at this time.

The uprooted tree also downed energy lines and ruptured gas lines. Police state roads remain shut down to traffic in the region and teams are operating to clear the tree and debris.

In a social media post on Sunday, the West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association recognised the two killed in the happening as retired association president Mike Sharp and his missis Caroline Sharp.

“Mike was our goalie for our Wednesday night beer league”, Vancouver local Patrick Hogan informed CBC News on Sunday. In an honour posted on Facebook, Hogan noted that Mike played on his hockey team for more than two decades. Source –

“Mike was the heart and soul of the dressing room, always ready with a smile and storey from his and Caroline’s travels around the world,” Hogan stated in his postSource –

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