Cal­gary man killed in fish­ing boat re­mem­bered

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

CAL­GARY — One of two Al­berta men who died when a sport-fish­ing ves­sel with five peo­ple on board over­turned off the west coast of Van­cou­ver Is­land is be­ing re­mem­bered as a lov­ing fa­ther with a good sense of hu­mour. Alvin Beck­ley, who was 38, had moved to Cal­gary from Sierra Leone, and leaves be­hind a wife and three lit­tle girls.

His brother-in-law, Mike Provost, says there have been a lot of tears and sad­ness, but the fam­ily is fo­cus­ing on fond mem­o­ries. Provost says Beck­ley was an ap­pren­tice elec­tri­cian and had been work­ing in Tofino, B.C., for the last cou­ple of months.

He says the men had Sun­day off and de­cided to go out and catch some big fish. Go­FundMe pages have been set up for Beck­ley and Mike Cut­ler of Ed­mon­ton, the other man who lost his life.

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