ABOUT 30 MOTORCYCLISTS rev their engines outside St. Joseph's General Hospital as they fulfill the final wish of fellow rider Heather Brown.

Comox Valley motorcyclists grant dying wish to fellow rider

Engines roared outside St. Josephs' General Hospital as leather-clad motorcyclists fulfilled the final wish of a Comox Valley woman.

Engines roared outside St. Josephs’ General Hospital as leather-clad motorcyclists fulfilled the final wish of a Comox Valley woman.

Heather Brown, also known as Great Granny Good Time, is a founding supporter of the Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup — an annual event supporting Tour de Rock’s campaign to raise money for cancer research and programs for children with cancer.

Brown, who is in her mid-60s, is now at St. Joseph’s suffering from cancer. According to fellow Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup supporter Randy Loader, her final wish was to hear the rev of motorcycle engines.

“She asked me if I could get some people together to ‘rev it up,’ ” Loader said Thursday as about 30 bikers waited on Rodello Street next to St. Joseph’s. “That’s her wish because she’s been with the roundup for so long, she’s used to the noise.”

Bikers then revved their engines for a few moments as they looked up and waved at a hospital window, before they slowly peeled off down the road.

Loader hadn’t spoken to Brown as of Monday because he wanted to give her time alone with her family. But he speaks to her husband Dave Brown every day, and he said Heather heard her final wish.

“She had a ball,” said Loader. “He (Dave) says, ‘She just started crying. She said that was the best thing ever.’

“I’m glad I could do it for her.”

Loader added Heather is a fellow rider to many bikers in the Valley, and he’s thankful to all the bikers who turned up to show support.

The fifth annual Cumberland Motorcycle Roundup is set for mid-August and features a Show and Shine, freestyle stunts, a tattoo contest, live entertainment and a poker run, among other things. For more information about the roundup, visit www.cumberlandmotorcycleroundup.com.

writer@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

Just Posted

Comox resident proposes golf course conversion to park

A Comox resident is hoping he’s not the only one who would… Continue reading

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Paul Bennett was ‘a champion for the sport,’ team manager says

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

Amalgamation fails in North Cowichan and Duncan

North Cowichan says yes, but Duncan says no

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

Lawyer fired in B.C. courtroom during trial for dangerous driving causing death

Dustin Dennis Zinter was charged following November 2015 accident near Nanaimo, B.C.

Most Read