In the years to come, an untold number of families and their trusty companions will come to frolic in the sand and water at the dog run at Buntzen Lake.
When they get tired, or just want to get away to the shade for a few moments, they'll likely take a seat on a bench.
Though the seat may offer just a brief respite from the walk or a moment to ponder the view of the water, one bench will always be a permanent reminder of Rollie Webb.
On Friday, a bench dedicated to the former Coquitlam Search and Rescue member was installed at the park beneath a maple tree, with his two children, Ethan and Abbie, on hand to watch.
"I'm glad we have this place of peace where we can come think about past memories and think about the future without forgetting," Tracey Fenton, Webb's ex-wife, told the Tri-Cities NOW.
The dog park was a favourite place for Webb, his kids and their dog Finn.
On Jan. 17, Webb was killed after being hit by a dump truck as he crossed East Road near Hummingbird Drive in Anmore.
The 37-year-old father of two was a supervisor at BC Ambulance and longtime member of the local SAR.
The bench includes a memorial plaque with a quote from a song by Canadian band Great Big Sea and a message from the SAR team.
Underneath the bench is a concrete slab that has both children's handprints, and underneath the slab is a book signed by guests at Webb's celebration of life.
Fenton said friends and family who visit the spot will know their own words are part of the memorial.
But the most unique part of the bench is the First Nationstyle hand carvings on the backboard depicting two bears, an otter and beaver. The otter and beaver represent Ethan and Abbie, while the bears represent their dad.
When the idea came about to install a bench in Webb's memory, Fenton asked carver
Simon Daniel James if he would be interested in taking part. James was working on a mural at an elementary school in Burnaby where Fenton was doing a practicum at the time of Webb's death.
He immediately said yes to the project and refused pay.
"I think it's beautiful," Fenton said, adding she expects the family to visit the bench often. "This is where [Rollie] wanted this to be."
James, who noted it took him about seven weeks to complete the carvings in his spare time, said he was happy to be involved.
Though he had never been to Buntzen Lake before, he was inspired by the setting and fell in love with the area.
"I was quite impressed the fact they took so much care for the memorial of whom I assume was an amazing man," James said. "I never got a chance to meet Roland."
Meanwhile, the SAR team raised the nearly $3,000 needed to make the bench a reality. Coquitlam SAR search manager Al Hurley suggested the bench is a good way for members to connect with Webb and continue the healing process.
"It was very heartwarming to see how much outpouring there was from the team," he
said, adding half the team already spends time at the lake. The group is planning a team barbecue at the park for later this summer.
"It will be a fitting place, I think. He [Rollie] really liked to come here," Hurley said.
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