Left: Marc Doré Right: Chris Straw

The two men who died in a tragic construction site incident on Tuesday have been identified as Chris Straw and Marc Doré.

­The Gabriola Island residents were former CBC employees and key members in the Gabriola Island community.

Friends and family have reflected proudly on the two men, respectively.

Jordan Doré, Marc’s nephew, described him as the “cool Uncle” with the “most electric smile.”

“I was always so happy to see him […]I was really proud to be related to him. The loss Huguette [Dore’s wife] is experiencing is the biggest thing on my mind,” said Jordan.

Chris Straw was an influential mentor and former CBC producer who executive produced Arthur Black’s Basic Black program and helped launch and mentor many CBC broadcasters.

Gabriola Island Fire Department also expressed their condolences:

Dear Gabriola In light of Tuesday’s terrible tragedy we want to express support to the family and friends of those…

Posted by Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

On the morning of March 16th at around 10:50 a.m, RCMP said they were called to a construction site on Taylor Road.

Concrete was being poured for the foundation when a boom of a concrete pump-truck broke and killed the two men.

Gabriola Island RCMP and Work Safe BC are conducting parallel investigations regarding the tragic incident.

Jordan Doré is concerned over the circumstances of the accident.

“This should be investigated to the fullest […], it’s a tragedy. There was a serious mistake with the maintenance of this boom.”

The house was being built for Straw by Doré and Huguette Grenier-Doré’s construction company.

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