On Saturday, August 14th, at 2am, Henry Garcia was stabbed multiple times in an altercation while trying to taxi home to our hotel in Whistler.
Unfortunately, doctors could not save him once he was admitted to the hospital. My goal is to do everything I can to support his family with funeral costs and anything they may need while mourning his loss.
Henry was one of my best friends. I had known him since we were 6 years old. He truly felt like a brother to me.
I can confidently say over the last few months Henry was the happiest I had ever seen him. He made dozens of amazing friendships while playing in our volleyball leagues and tournaments, with people that I know will never forget his cheerful personality. Over the last few months, I witnessed him make amazing transformations with his health and fitness, and he was becoming a great role model to many.
RCMP and IHIT are still investigating to help bring those responsible to justice. I’ll try to update this as much as I can with the permission of his family.
I’m still at a loss for words and struggle to talk about these matters in person so I apologize in advance if I’m short with anyone, or do not answer my phone in the near term.—Kevin