Snowmobile crash claims life of Sun Peaks homeowner

Everett Craig’s love of adventure is visible in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

Everett Craig remembered by friends for loving nature, passion for life

Everett Craig, from Valemount, B.C. has been identified by family and friends as the competitor killed in a snowmobile accident at Sun Peaks during the Western Canada Hill Cross Association (WCHA)  hill climb event on April 20.

Sun Peaks Ski Patrol, Sun Peaks Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance Service attended the call with an air ambulance also dispatched to the resort.

In a statement posted to Facebook the WCHA said they’re working alongside RCMP and Sun Peaks Resort LLP (SPR)  staff to investigate the incident.

“The WCHA is thankful for the support of the snowmobile community and Sun Peaks Resort,” the statement continued. “This tragedy has affected many people and our hearts go out to the family, friends, fellow riders, and all those involved.”

Craig was a Sun Peaks homeowner with a passion for the outdoors and has been remembered by friends and loved ones as a true friend, with a sense of adventure.

In one social media post he was described as larger than life and someone who never stopped smiling. Another remembered him as a kid who loved to snowmobile and make people laugh who grew into a young man with a passion for travel and strong work ethic.

A GoFundMe page created to help the family with funeral, medical and legal expenses had raised over $6,000 at press time.

In its description a note from Craig’s partner, Karolyn Russ, reflected on their time together.

“I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. I now realize you got to spend the rest of your life with me. Going forward you will forever be in my heart and mind. I am so grateful for your persistence and experiences we had together,” she wrote. “I am not the only one suffering a great loss. I am so sorry for all of your friends and family. The company you kept are amazing, incredible and strong. Thank you so much for sharing those connections with me.”