Tomniuk Family Support Fund
Dallas Tomniuk, a beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend to many will be missed but never forgotten.
I have witnessed first hand how much love and support there is for this man we lost too early in his life. The stories of his kindness, humor, generosity, and passion for life and its many adventures keep rolling in from people wanting to share the time they spent with him.
Dallas passed away during a weekend camping trip where he planned to do all the things he loved. Camp out with no phone, enjoy the hearth of a fire under the stars, ride dirtbikes and shoot guns with his wife by his side. Unfortunately during a dirtbiking outting he was found injured just off the trail. After the hard work of a number of people he was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital but they were unable to resuscitate him. Our thanks go out to all those first responders that worked tirelessly and never gave up on Dallas. With all our love he will be missed but never forgotten.
The funds from this campaign will be used as follows.
#1 The bulk of the funds will go directly to Lindsey Rints for the regular neccessities of raising two young boys and to put a roof over their heads.
#2 RRSP's or RESP's in the names of both children will be set up for them to retain access when they are adults. This will give them access to funds that will allow them to complete secondary education, travel or just follow their dreams.
#3 We will purchase a new couch or items of furniture for either the ICU (intensive care unit) waiting room or their prayer room in hopes of bringing the most amount of comfort possible to future occupants of the space.
#4 We will purchase gift certificates as thanks for the two passers by that were first on the scene, the two ambulance techs that worked on him until he was stable enough to be airlifted and the two helicopter med techs that continued to fight for Dallas life all the way to the hospital and the nurses and doctor tending to him at the Vic General ICU. There are other ideas in discussion on how we can thank the hard work done by this group of people. It is with great respect and thanks that we would like to recognize you for your efforts.
It is my hope that we can raise enough money for Lindsey to have some financial security in this extremely difficult time. This would alleviate some immediate stresses for her and allow some time for healing.
My love to all of you suffering from this tragic loss. I know Dallas would be overwhelmed with the amount of support and love him and his family are receiving, but I am sure we can do better so spread the word and lets raise some money for this family in need of our support.
Above are Dallas's Boys - Theo (16 months) and Ryder (5 on June 2rd 2016)
An Honorary Ride will follow the event from 3 - 5pm, so all riders are welcome!
The remembrance will continue at the Cobble Hill hall and a spaghetti dinner will be provided by the Cobblestone Pub across the street around 7pm.
Party starts in 5 minutes……..
7:05 PM – Done. Alcoholic beverage purchases will be available, as well as benefit bands playing with proceeds going to the family. 50/50 tickets may be for sale.
**VERY IMPORTANT** Guest book signing mandatory as well as a box for everyone to submit a special memory, thought, story, joke or favorite photo of Dallas. We will in time turn all of those into a published book. Potluck style celebration during first part of day- locals bring what they can and out of towners come as you are. Many thanks to Acacia Ty Mawr staff for providing such amazing support/contributions and to Dave and the staff of the Cobblestone Pub for their generous contributions.