Residents are reeling in Oak Bay after the sudden death of an active community member.
According to an online fundraiser, Hugh Thompson died Friday while mountain biking on a trail near Shawnigan Lake. The 49-year-old died doing what he loved, the page states, in a rally to support his wife Paige and sons Avery,12, and Kaito, 4.
Donations to the GoFundMe will be used to create a scholarship for Avery and Kaito. Organizer Jaymie Humber asks those wanting to reach out to consider written condolences.
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