A memorial is planned on Sunday (Oct. 21) for a Squamish-based logger who died in a workplace accident near Pemberton this week.
Dwayne Constantin, a logging contractor who was working for Squamish Mills at the time, died on Tuesday (Oct. 16) as a result of injuries he sustained in an accident while logging in the Joffre Creek area north of Pemberton, Squamish Mills officials wrote in a statement emailed to media on Wednesday (Oct. 17).
Constantin, 53, had a wife and three children. His passing has left those who worked with him “deeply saddened and heartbroken,” said the email from John Lowe, Squamish Mills general manager.
“Our employees and contractors are all like family to us,” the statement said.
Constantin had been doing work for Squamish Mills for more than 22 years and was “a highly respected, valued and integral part of our organization,” Lowe wrote.
The accident occurred on Tuesday at around 11:40 a.m. Other details weren't immediately available. The company's statement said Squamish Mills and WorkSafe B.C. were investigating the accident's cause. In the meantime, logging operations at Joffre Creek “will be curtailed until the investigations are complete,” the statement said.
A memorial for Constantin is planned on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Sea to Sky Hotel, 40330 Tantalus Way. For more information visit www.squamishfuneralchapel.com.
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