Thursday, 25 October 2012

Slow down drivers, somebody out there loves you -and your victim

Scott Millar's memorial: From Ontario Memorials
I found a new one. It's on Highway #7, near Kaladar, Ontario.

Slow down, people. Someone out there loves your victim.
The obituary:

Winchester Press - obit - Scott Millar

Scott John Millar of Almonte, aged 36, was tragically killed the morning of Aug. 16 on his motorcycle at Kaladar. He is survived by his wife of five years, Sharon Toop-Millar, who, also on a motorcycle, was slightly injured. He was the loving and cherished father of a two-year-old son, Wyatt.

The sentencing:

Driver who hit motorcyclist gets 4 years

7 May 2010 – A man who claimed he had fallen asleep while driving when his van veered across the centre line on Highway 7 and killed a 36-year-old Almonte motorcycle enthusiast has been sentenced to four years in penitentiary. William Spears, 47, of Port Perry, Ont., who was found guilty of criminal negligence, was banned from driving for 15 years during his sentencing in Kingston. Spears drove his GMC Safari across the centre line on Highway 7 near Kaladar and slammed into Millar's Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Aug. 16, 2006. ...They were driving to Niagara Falls for their fifth wedding anniversary. Millar's motorcycle bumped into his wife's bike causing her to fall on her back on the pavement. His motorcycle slid across the highway and he was engulfed in flames when the gasoline ignited.

Spears has 22 convictions under the Highway Traffic Act and after his conviction in December, he was charged twice with speeding.

Millar, a stationary engineer at the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, fulfilled part of his dream after the couple purchased a two-acre Almonte-area property in 2000 and, a year later, married.

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One dead in single-vehicle crash near Kirkwood and Merivale

A man in his late 40s was killed in a collision Wednesday afternoon on Cavan Street, not far from the intersection of Kirkwood Avenue and Merivale Road. Paramedics said they took the 911 call for the single-vehicle crash on Cavan, between Raven and Larose Avenues, at 4:11 p.m.

Here are all of my memorial photos:

1 comment:

Kay L. Davies said...

Such a sad post, Jenn, so I was happy to see your sidebar with names for the "girl kittens" and a photo of a frog in hand.
Everything is still covered in snow here. Maybe I'll get some photos of the deer tracks under our ornamental crabapple tree. I've got some oven-dried bread to put out for the birds, but I don't want to go outside. Brrr.