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GoFundMe page set up for Nelson family

The Nelson Daily Staff
By The Nelson Daily Staff
May 7th, 2024

The community is rallying around a Nelson family suffering from the shock of tragic news.

A GoFundMe page has been started to support the Jackman family, following the death of their son Nathan.

“With heavy hearts our dear friends Tammy and Derrick Jackman have had the greatest loss any parent can possibly imagine,” the GoFundMe page said.

RCMP did not release the name of the driver, but said that on Sunday (May 5, 2024) at approximately 12:30 a.m., emergency crews responded to a single-vehicle collision which occurred north of Nelson in the 1400 block of Highway 31, near Queens Bay.

RCMP said first responders attempted lifesaving techniques on both the driver and single passenger, but the driver was pronounced deceased at the accident scene.

RCMP said the passenger was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“RCMP would like to offer their condolences to the families that were affected in this tragic incident and thank the witnesses for their assistance at the scene,” police said.

The GoFundMe post said that Nathan was only weeks away from high school graduation after completed a successful rookie campaign with the Castlegar Rebels of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, with a bright, promising future ahead of him.

One of the organizers, Deborah Weiland, said the GoFundMe campaign is to to help alleviate the financial stresses all donations are appreciated while the family is moving through the next steps of their lives.
“On behalf of the Jackman Family we appreciate all the love and support,” the GoFundMe post said, which has raised more than $42,000 in a few days (and is more than $81,000 on May 10).
The Castlegar Rebels said the team is heartbroken by the loss of Nate Jackman.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Nate’s family. We love you Jacks. Fly high brother.”

Anyone wishing to support the Jackman Family can make donations by clicking the GoFundMe link.

The photo on the GoFundMe page shows the Jackman family. — Screenshot photo

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