Port McNeill logger dies in accident near Port Alice

Luke Stoner of Port McNeill died on the job May 6 leaving behind a young family.

  • May. 6, 2011 6:00 a.m.

A Port McNeill family is mourning the loss of their loved one after a logging accident May 6.

Luke Stoner, age 30, died while working at Mahatta River, near Port Alice, at about 9:30 a.m. that day.

Stoner was working under contract with his father Ken for Lemare Lake Logging.

Luke’s death is being attributed to a workplace accident, said a press release from the Port Alice RCMP. The B.C. Coroner’s Service and Worksafe BC also attended the scene and are investigating.

Stoner, who lived in Port McNeill, was married to Carolann and had one son, Kade. A second child is due in June.

Stoner grew up in Port McNeill with his parents Ken and Mary Lou and brothers Clayton and Greg.

A service will be held for Luke Saturday, May 14, at Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill at 2 p.m. A reception will follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support Luke’s young family at the CIBC in Port McNeill.