not sure if this has been posted but it happens to another ... right down the street from my house too.
By Sheila Reynolds
Mar 25 2005
Jarrod Cameron was his dad's right-hand man in the family's roofing business. He had no shortage of friends, was a "super hard" worker, loved camping, and didn't mind being the centre of attention.
"He was always a joker, always in your face, trying to get a rise out of you," Jarrod's eldest brother, Adam, said Wednesday prior to a funeral service for the young man. "He was a presence when he was in the room."
Jarrod, 21, was killed in a hit-and-run crash while on his motorcycle near King George Hwy. and 132 St. last Thursday. While the car and driver fled the scene where Jarrod died, the suspect vehicle, a Chrysler Intrepid, was located a day later.
On Wednesday - the day friends and family gathered at Valley View Memorial Gardens - police said they had identified a suspect in the case and had been in contact with the suspect's lawyer. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Diane Blain said if charges are warranted, they would be laid at a later date.
Jarrod bought his Harley Davidson motorcycle earlier this year, fulfilling a long-time desire to have a bike like his father's. He had just insured it nine days prior to the accident.
"His dream was that he could ride alongside my dad," said Adam, 30. "They never got to go for that ride."
Born and raised in Surrey, Jarrod graduated from Queen Elizabeth Secondary. He still lived in his parents' basement, but the 5'9", 200-pound fitness enthusiast had turned it into his own private gym.
Adam was nine years older than his youngest brother, leaving home when Jarrod was only nine years old.
"We were becoming closer in the last few years," recalled Adam, choking back tears. "It was really nice."
Neighbour Kim Freeman remembered Jarrod as a caring, thoughtful and responsible person who often watched her house and helped her husband with various tasks.
"We always said he was the nicest guy we had ever met," Freeman said. "We said when we had kids, we wanted one just like him."
Funeral attendees were treated to a series of about 200 photos of the young man, set to some of Jarrod's favourite music.
"My brother had a good life," Adam said. "He would have had a great life."
Jarrod is survived by his mom, Gina, dad Don, older brothers Adam and Mike, and a girlfriend of nearly five years.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or investigator Const.. Ken Harrach of Surrey Traffic Services at 604-599-7777, mailbox #3546. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.