Teen died in a car accident September 2nd in Sooke
Today the community came to say good-bye to Carter Navarette.
The 17 year old died in a car accident in Sooke on September second.
As Mary Griffin reports, friends and family remember a young man taken too soon.
The cars line the street outside Edward Milne Community School.
Hundreds coming to remember 17 year old Carter Navarette.
On September second, Carter was a passenger in a car that flipped at this location on Sooke Road near Parkland.
The driver suffering serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
The teen died at the scene.
His sister, Brooklyn, says her younger brother will be missed.
“He maybe didn’t say it very much, but he was definitely our biggest supporter in everything that we did in our lives.”
And it’s very, very important for us to always have him with us.
He’ll always be able to watch what we do.”
Carter’s oldest brother Spencer says he was a typical kid.
“He’d always go to his parents when we were always fighting, and stuff.
But he’d always get away with anything.
I never got away with it.”
“He was remembered.”
Carter loved hockey, and that community paid tribute to him at the start of a game between the Victoria Grizzlies and his former team, the Sooke Thunderbirds.
For the memorial, Adam Bender, wrote a letter about his friend.
“If someone was ever sad, or feeling down, Carter would try his best to make them feel better.
Carter’s smile brightens up the room.
I especially loved how he could make anyone laugh.”
“He was a really good guy.
Like really good.
And I was grateful that he was my friend, too.”
Carter loved his adopted dog, Pixel, and intended on participating at the SPCA’s annual “Pause for a Cause” Sunday morning.
His family is asking that anyone who’d like to contribute to be part of the walk that starts at 11:30 a.m. at Victoria’s Clover Point.