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

VIJHL: Oceanside Generals welcome back key veterans

League posts possible schedule for 2020-21 season

Quacker of a conundrum: Case of the missing rubber duckies in Parksville

Couple hopes for return of their stolen yellow friends

Cops arrest man after ‘aggressive incident’ at Wembley Mall in Parksville

RCMP: 40-year-old pushed two elderly men, jumped on roof of vehicles

Parksville people: Joan LeMoine on loving life, volunteering at age 90

‘I’ve had a really good life, I have absolutely no regrets’

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

COVID-19 gives B.C. First Nation rare chance to examine tourism’s impact on grizzly bears

With 40 infrared cameras deployed in Kitasoo-Xai’Xais territory, research will help develop tourism plan with least impact on bears

NDP wants Lower Mainland MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

BC Liberal leader, some MLAs apologize for Christian magazine ads but Laurie Throness doubles down

Children suffer swollen eyes, burns while playing at Lower Mainland spray park

Mission RCMP are investigating incident that injured several children

B.C. health officials pleased with likely extension of Canada-U.S. border closure

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the situation is ‘very serious in the United States’

RDN paid $35 million in wages last year, financial statements show

Statement of financial information, including salaries and expenses, will be presented to directors

Baby raccoon rescued from 10-foot deep drainage pipe on Vancouver Island

‘Its cries were loud, pitiful and heartbreaking,’ Saanich animal control officer says

Most Read