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Const. Jimmy Ng’s mother succumbs to cancer

Therese Ng with her husband Dr. Chris Ng and Coun. Bill McNulty (left) at the 10th anniversary Jimmy Ng Memorial Street Hockey Tournament. - Amanda Oye photo
Therese Ng with her husband Dr. Chris Ng and Coun. Bill McNulty (left) at the 10th anniversary Jimmy Ng Memorial Street Hockey Tournament.
— image credit: Amanda Oye photo

Therese Ng, the mother of RCMP Const. Jimmy Ng who died in a street racing crash in 2002, has died of cancer.

A service has been scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Parish on Saltspring Island.

“We lost a really, really good lady and good friend,” said Steveston Harbour Authority’s Bob Baziuk, who helped found the annual Steveston charity street hockey tournament dedicated in Jimmy Ng’s honour.

Baziuk said he was unaware that Therese Ng was sick, and so when he received news she’d passed away, it caught him off guard.

“It’s very sad, total sadness and devastation,” he said. People who have gotten to know Therese and Dr. Chris Ng offered to help as soon as they learned she’d passed away.

After Jimmy’s death, organizers hoped that his parents would begin to live their lives again.

And over time, smiles and laughter reappeared during the annual gatherings, when Jimmy’s parents came out to watch the hundreds of people gather in their son’s honour.

“They were living again, and that’s what was important to many of us.”

But despite the court case involving Jimmy’s killers long being over, they could never find closure because the man responsible for taking their son never apologized.

“What bothers them to this day, is that Stuart Chan never said he was sorry. If there’s something that can’t let them move on, it’s that that coward never said he was sorry.”

In lieu of flowers, donation are urged to the Our Lady of Grace Grotto Fund or Lindy Minto Hospital Foundation.

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