Adeys make donations to CNC in memory of son

A Prince George family has continued their tradition of making donations to College of New Caledonia in memory of their son.

On Wednesday, parents Cindy and Perry donated a micropipette to the college's biology laboratory, an advanced catheter trainer to the nursing department, a photo lighting kit to media services, a rowing machine to CNC's weight room, a cavitation select and coltolux curing light to dental as well as a timer, scale, ruler and spatula to CNC's professional cooking apprenticeship program, each embossed with a memorial plaque.

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The donations were made on what would have been the day of Dillon's birthday.

"It's an emotional one for the family," said Perry. "It would have been Dillon's 30th birthday today."

Dillon died on June 1, 2009 when he crashed his high-powered motorcycle into the back of a car near his home on Tabor Boulevard.

He was holding a motorcycle learner's licence at the time and had intended to sell the machine but decided to take it out for one last ride. Speed was a factor in the fatal collision, RCMP have said.

Following his death, the Adeys established an endowment bursary fund in the name of Dillon, who was a business student at CNC for a time. Much of the money is raised through the Dillon Adey Memorial golf tournament each summer.

Over the years, the Adeys have donated more than $180,000 to CNC.

"Their dedication to keeping the light of Dillon alive by enriching the educational opportunities of others is inspiring," CNC president Henry Ryser said.

"We are grateful for the Adeys continued support and are honoured to have Dillon's name remembered on campus by these plaques placed here today."

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