Bradley Charles Joyce has been identified as the man who was killed while mountain climbing on Mount Robson, the B.C. Coroners Service said in a statement.
The 35-year-old man from Calgary, was an experienced mountaineer, the release states, and was climbing with a friend when a snow bridge he was crossing gave away. Joyce fell into a crevasse and was covered by a small avalanche while his friend, who was not injured, summoned for help.
This is the second mountain climbing accident in B.C. in the past week. Calgarian Richard Collier was killed last week while mountain climbing on Mount Geikie in Mount Robson Provincial Park. An activist and former NDP candidate, Collier was also an experienced climber and died when a rock face gave away.
The Coroners Service continues to investigate Joyce’s death.
JOYCE, Bradley Charles
Tragically on Sunday, August 19, 2012, on Mount Robson, British Columbia in his 36th year. Beloved son of Ian and Sharon (nee Bradley) Joyce. Cherished brother to Erin Joyce McStravick (Mike). Loving grandson of Agnes and Howard Charles Joyce and Catherine and Charles Albert Bradley. Will be remembered by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Bradley worked at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts in Banff, Alberta, as a Chef. He was an experienced mountaineer who enjoyed many outdoor activities. He will be greatly missed by his second family in the Bow Valley. A special thank you to the Public Safety Group of the Jasper Park Warden Service and the Mount Robson Rangers. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Association of Bow Valley Rock Climbers, an organization which promotes safety in The Bow Valley, www.tabvar.org will be greatly appreciated. Friends may pay their respects to the family at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St., Ottawa, (between Bay and Lyon) on Sunday, August, 26 from 7-9 p.m. and on Monday August, 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Funeral will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave.,Ottawa on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 for service at 11 a.m. A time of fellowship and refreshment to follow in the church hall. Arrangements entrusted to The Whelan Funeral Home, 613-2331488.
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