Remembering Lars Nyberg

$19,080 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 166 people in 18 months
JY
Jessica Young
on behalf of Sydney Gallant
 Sooke, BC
Just two days after marrying the love of his life, Sydney Gallant in Maui, Lars shockingly went into cardiac arrest.
Lars faught for his life with unwavering faith for two days before being sent to heaven, to join his loving father, Rod.
We send immeasurable amounts of gratitude to the incredibly helpful, loving doctors and nurses at Maui Memorial Medical Centre.

Lars' love for Sydney was like none other.
They lived a life full of laughter and adventure in Sooke, BC with their 4 cats.
Lars and Sydney were soon going to start trying for a family of their own, where Lars would have made an exceptional father, alongside nurturing wife, Sydney.
Lars' passion for helping others, was done so humbly and modestly.
An avid downhill and dirt biker, hard working fisherman, and lover for the outdoors; Lars excelled at everything his did.

The Nyberg family has experienced a massive amount of heartbreak in a short amount of time.
Just less than two years ago, Lars' father Rod suddenly passed away.
Lars is remembered by his mother Tia, brothers Stephen and Noah, sisters Emily and Heather. Lars was dearly loved by his nieces, nephews and cousins. Also, Lars amazing group of friends and entire Sooke community.

We are trying to raise money to cover the costs of his funeral expenses, and immediate needs to help commemorate Lars' life, and help Sydney move forward with house and bill payments.
We will also be donating a portion of the money towards a kids biking programs.
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Danny Casler
18 months ago
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RIP in Lars, I am honored and humbled that I was able to be next to you, without knowing you, and to carry you with the EMT's and heartbroken for you and your family. You changed my life forever in that moment. I am still completely moved every time I think about you, your wife and best friend. I called the hospital everyday to get as much information as I could up until the point they told me "he is no longer at this hospital" which I held for the most highest in hopes that you were either out or transferred to another hospital and still fighting. During the process of carrying you I split my toe open and it still hasn't healed. I call it my "Lars Scar", not sure what to say past this point as my heart is incredibly heavy still. I hope your family reads this and knows that he changed alot of peoples lives that night. I cried in an elevator with another couple who stood beside me watching him being loaded into the ambulance. If anything that it reinforced for me that night as I am about to become a parent in October is humility, feeling grateful for my life, feeling blessed by what I have and not concerned by the things I lack, realizing how we are all so deeply connected if we allow ourselves to be, that this life we have is so incredibly precious and fragile and at any moment it can be taken from us so it is so very important that we live with love, that we dont hold grudges, that we seek happiness and resolve, that we mend fences, that we give it our all and we always try to do the right things as we step forward. Thank you Lars for that blessing that night. Your life will continue to be remembered by me for the rest of my days and all those you outwardly affected with your energy.

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$150
Michelle Connor
17 months ago

Just no words <3 Sending Strength & Love

$250
Anonymous
17 months ago
LM
$50
Lonny McPherson
17 months ago

My sympathies Sydney

KT
$100
Karen Taylor
17 months ago

Dear Sydney and family .. my heart is heavy .. may you find peace in the joy and happiness you shared albeit brief .. remember "there is no goodbye for those who love with heart/soul because there is no such thing as separation " (Rumi)

JC
$500
Janette and Larry Champagne
17 months ago
2
2

We have known Lars since he was a young kid. He was "one of the boys" in our son, Ryley's mountain riding group. Those boys constructed ramps and hills in the forest and made areas passable for other young riders. They pioneered areas of Harbourview and Broom Hill for others. They did this over many years in all seasons. Lars was on Ryley's baseball team all through childhood and onward. The same group of boys also went on tree planting expeditions with Lars' dad Rod leading the pack! They worked on Larrys job sites together...particularly Ayer Manor construction site where Lars spent over a year. His hands touched almost every piece of wood in that place; every bit of concrete. This group of boys came of age together. They swam in Potholes together. They raised hell together! They lived and breathed the same air together for many years and into adulthood. They witnessed each other's follies and sometimes suffered with and for each other through life's losses. They were real Sookies. Lars was a real Sookie. We all loved him and we grieve as a community with you Sydney and for you. Love Janette and Larry Champagne

GS
$75
Gregory Stanley
17 months ago

Didn't know him or family, just a local island resident, this is unbelievably sad, can't imagine the pain and shock to Lars's bride Sydney, family and friends. Taken too young. Very sorry for your loss.

$20
Anonymous
18 months ago
$20
Chris Acosta
18 months ago

may have no known him but a your loss is something being felt by us all. Sorry that you have to go thru this and may he watch over you.

Danny Casler
18 months ago
1
1

RIP in Lars, I am honored and humbled that I was able to be next to you, without knowing you, and to carry you with the EMT's and heartbroken for you and your family. You changed my life forever in that moment. I am still completely moved every time I think about you, your wife and best friend. I called the hospital everyday to get as much information as I could up until the point they told me "he is no longer at this hospital" which I held for the most highest in hopes that you were either out or transferred to another hospital and still fighting. During the process of carrying you I split my toe open and it still hasn't healed. I call it my "Lars Scar", not sure what to say past this point as my heart is incredibly heavy still. I hope your family reads this and knows that he changed alot of peoples lives that night. I cried in an elevator with another couple who stood beside me watching him being loaded into the ambulance. If anything that it reinforced for me that night as I am about to become a parent in October is humility, feeling grateful for my life, feeling blessed by what I have and not concerned by the things I lack, realizing how we are all so deeply connected if we allow ourselves to be, that this life we have is so incredibly precious and fragile and at any moment it can be taken from us so it is so very important that we live with love, that we dont hold grudges, that we seek happiness and resolve, that we mend fences, that we give it our all and we always try to do the right things as we step forward. Thank you Lars for that blessing that night. Your life will continue to be remembered by me for the rest of my days and all those you outwardly affected with your energy.

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