An RCMP Regimental Funeral for Constable Sara Beckett will be held on Tuesday, April 12th and the RCMP says members of the public are invited.
Constable Beckett was on duty when she was killed in car accident on Vancouver Island last week. She leaves behind a husband and two young children.
Funeral Procession 1 p.m.
There will be a procession of uniformed law enforcement starting at approximately 1 pm on the Island Highway and Wilfert Road in Colwood (Greater Victoria), marching to the Q Centre. Roads will be closed for the march from approximately 12 pm. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m.
Funeral Service 2 p.m.
Funeral services will take place at the Q Centre. While there are designated seats for the public at the Q Centre, it is anticipated these will be filled quickly. All those planning to attend Q Centre will need to be seated by 12:45 p.m.
Public viewing of funeral
The primary public viewing location for the Services will be at Westhills Stadium, at 1089 Langford Parkway, Langford, BC. The public is asked to be seated at this venue by 1:45 p.m. The RCMP thanks the public for their patience and cooperation in regard to these arrangements.
Livestream of funeral service
Funeral services will also be available to be viewed online at http://www.livestream.com/rcmpgrc .
Anyone wanting to send condolences to the family can email them to RCMP.Condolences-Condoleances.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.
Superintendent Ray Bernoties, head of the RCMP on Vancouver Island says the outpouring of support has been humbling.
“On behalf of Cst. Beckett’s family, and the RCMP, I want to express how touched we have been by the support we’ve received, and the countless thoughtful notes, emails and gestures.”
Condolences can also be read online at the BC RCMP website.
For those wishing to make donations, the Victoria Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association has established a trust account under the name: Sarah Beckett Family In Trust. The account has been set up at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union. Donations may be made to this account at any of their branches located across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
If there is not a Coast Capital Savings Credit Union in your area, please make cheques payable to: Sarah Beckett Family In Trust and mail to:
Victoria RCMP Veterans’ Association
Attn: Frank Campbell, Treasurer
894 Le Clair Place
Victoria, BC V8V 4V9