Event held in memory of Mission boy

A blood drive in honour of Graedon McNally will happen Friday in Coquitlam

Graedon McNally

Graedon McNally

A blood donation event is being held in Coquitlam to honour a 14-year-old Mission boy who passed away earlier this year from cancer.

Graedon McNally had been fighting cancer most of his life. The illness had gone into remission, but he relapsed Sept. 16. Graedon delivered The Mission Record, and completed his route for the last time Sept. 22, just two days before he died, said the family.

The father, Grant, was a Member of Parliament in this area from 1997 until 2004, and is a teacher by trade. His teaching career spanned many years in Port Coquitlam and surrounding schools, and he is now educating at Cedar Drive Elementary School. The blood drive is happening Dec. 16 at Coquitlam Christian Centre, 2665 Runnel Dr., 12:15 until 6:45 p.m.

Book online at www.blood.ca or call 1-888 2 DONATE (236-6283).