A celebration of life has been organized for Spencer Alexander Moore who died in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2019. – Emily Vance photo

Celebration of life announced for Parksville man who died following reported hit and run

Investigation still underway following death of Spencer Alexander Moore

A celebration of life and ceremony have been organized for Spencer Alexander Moore, the Parksville man who died following what police deemed a hit and run in the early hours of Aug. 24.

The 32-year-old man was remembered in an obituary published in Oct. 22’s edition of The NEWS.

The obituary describes Moore as a “vibrant and loving young soul.”

“Spencer touched the lives of many people in such a genuine and loving manner; his loss will be hard to accept,” reads the obituary.

READ MORE: Man dead after reported early-morning hit-and-run incident in Parksville

A memorial was set up on Hirst Avenue at the end of August in memory of Moore.

Flowers, letters and notes of condolences adorned an area near where Moore was struck.

A GoFundMe campaign was also set up in the weeks following Moore’s death to help offset the costs of the funeral.

Following the incident, Moore’s family had requested that his name not be released to the public.

Original reports from RCMP stated that it appears he had been struck by a vehicle. A 1999 black Ford truck was seized in relation to the crime and underwent forensic investigation.

READ MORE: Oceanside RCMP ‘certain’ black Ford truck was involved in Parksville hit-and-run

According to Oceanside RCMP’s Cpl. Mike Kane, no updates are currently available about the case.

Oceanside RCMP’s Cpl Jesse Foreman previously stated the case was currently before the Crown counsel. Since the investigation is ongoing, RCMP are unable to provide further comment.

Moore’s celebration of life will be held on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at the Yates Funeral Home in Parksville.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Reporter takes to the skies: Qualicum Beach flight school now up and running

PQB News staffer Cloe Logan tries flying with instructor Mike Andrews

Parksville council members share views on affordable housing

Divergent opinions on responsibility, priorities

Massive early-morning blaze destroys unoccupied Nanoose Bay home

Firefighters from three departments called in to battle fire

Captain Dziadyk to end season with Oceanside Generals on high note

Qualicum Beach player is longest-serving player in team history

VIDEO: Illicit drug overdoses killed 981 in B.C. in 2019, down 38%

Chief coroner says figures were down about a third in the province’s fourth year of the opioid crisis

VIDEO: B.C.’s seventh coronavirus patient at home in Fraser Health region

Canada in ‘containment’ as COVID-19 spreads in other countries

B.C. takes over another Retirement Concepts senior care home

Summerland facility latest to have administrator appointed

RCMP pull office from Wet’suwet’en territory, but hereditary chiefs still want patrols to end

Chief says temporary closure of field office not enough as Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute drags on

Prescription opioids getting B.C. addicts off ‘poisoned’ street drugs

Minister Judy Darcy says Abbotsford pilot project working

Royals, Elvis, Captain Cook: Hundreds of wax figures find new life in B.C. man’s home

Former director of Victoria’s Royal London Wax Museum still hopes to revive wax figure tourism

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Okanagan man swims across Columbia River to evade Trail police

RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid says the incident began the evening of Thursday, Feb. 20

Most Read