Timothy Mackness was well known as a passionate and kind person as well as an avid runner.
He was reported missing in late September as a ‘high-risk’ individual due to mental health concerns.
On October 6th a body was found near the Lochside Trail and a week later on October 13th, it was identified as Mackness.
Saanich Police identify body of man found near Lochside Trail last Thursday
Last Friday, a GoFundMe was started by the Mackness family to help them take on the cost that comes with an unexpected death in the family.
“His death came very unexpectedly and has left us with a hole in our hearts. Tim was a gentle, kind soul that will be remembered by many,” said the Mackness family in a statement on the GoFundMe page.
“He left an enormous positive impact on the lives of everybody he encountered during his time on Earth.”
The goal of the fundraiser is set at $10,000 and as of this publication, the money raised stands at $9,690.
The family also stated on their GoFundMe page that a run will be held in memory of Timothy James Mackness in the future at a presently undetermined date.