Remembering Bryan Maher & Peter Surey
From the Friends of Killarney Park
Dear Friends,

It is with heavy hearts that we share this news. As some of you may have already heard, we lost two very dear Friends this past weekend - Bryan Maher and Peter Surey. They were both in Killarney for our annual Spring Clean-up Weekend and were involved in a single car crash on Highway 637 just outside of the village of Killarney early Friday evening. Tragically, both died instantly at the scene. 

Those present during the weekend were in a state of shock and disbelief as we tried to process this tragic news. Bryan's father Skip and his godfather Brian Soehner, both longtime volunteers with the Friends, were also in Killarney for the weekend. We considered cancelling the Spring Clean-up but it was Skip's wish that we continue. As difficult as it was, the fact we were together to share the sorrow and celebrate their lives through our work helped immensely. 

Bryan, 27, was a lifelong lover of Killarney and had been coming to the Park since he was a little boy. He was also a passionate and dedicated supporter of the Friends. He volunteered at numerous events including our annual Spring Clean-up Weekends and Winter Weekends. Pete, 27, was a close friend of Bryan’s who also volunteered at many Friends events. Together, they shared a love of camping, scouting and helping others. They were two fine young gentlemen who will always be remembered for their immense contributions to the Park and will truly be missed by the Friends family.

Needless to say, this is a heartbreaking loss and we ask you to keep both families in your thoughts and prayers. For those of you who wish to pay your respects, we have included the funeral and memorial details below.

Rest in peace, Bryan and Pete. Gone too soon but always in our hearts. 
Bryan "B.J." Maher

Friday, May 12, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Dreisinger Funeral Home (62 Arthur St. S., Elmira)

Funeral Service:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11 a.m.
St. James Lutheran Church (60 Arthur St. S., Elmira)
Interment to follow the service in Elmira Union Cemetery
Peter Surey
Memorial Visitation:

Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Dreisinger Funeral Home (62 Arthur St. S., Elmira)

Memorial Service:
Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Floradale Mennonite Church (22 Florapine Rd., Floradale)
In memory of Bryan & Pete

Both families have requested that donations be made to Friends of Killarney Park “Special Projects”. To make a donation, call the funeral home at 519-669-2207, mail your donation to Friends of Killarney Park c/o Killarney Provincial Park, Killarney, ON P0M 2A0 or donate online.
Bryan Maher (right) and his father Skip working hard with smiles on their faces at the 2016 Winter Weekend BBQ despite recording-breaking cold temperatures. 

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