Category: memorial

The Passing of Drum Major Don Bellamy 1927 – 2018

Don Bellamy, well known Vancouver snare drummer, influential instructor, Vancouver Police Pipe Band Drum Major, and dedicated public servant passed away on June 29, 2018. An extensive tribute to Don is contained in the following Vancouver Province article by Vancouver businessman Jack Lee. http://theprovince.com/news/local-news/longtime-vancouver-npa-councillor-war-veteran-cop-and-businessman-don-bellamy-dies-at-91/wcm/84f3f4c6-78f4-45a9-91f9-0b392e17148c In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity…

The Passing of Fred MacLeod- 1931-2018

The BCPA has lost one of its well-known members, piper Fred MacLeod, on June 17th, 2018. Fredrick John Patrick MacLeod was born March 17, 1931. He was the son of Donald MacLeod, former P/M of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, who emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1911. Fred was an active competitive piper through…

Local BCPA Pipers Play at Vigil for Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash

The sport of hockey is synonymous with being Canadian. The tragedy of the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior A Hockey team has touched communities far and wide – in Canada, the US and around the world. Port Coquitlam residents Pipe Major David Hilder and Pipe Sergeant Shaunna Hilder of the Dowco Triumph Street…

The Passing of Doug Mossington – Delta Police Pipe Band

Doug Mossington, Delta Police Pipe Band snare drummer and BCPA Steward, unexpectedly passed away on February 18, 2018. Doug gave much of his talents to the BCPA, stewarding at many highland games, and to the Delta Police Pipe Band, musical and as a band medic on trips. He was an exemplary pipe band parent, supporting…