Family hopes for answers two years after homicide of Jeremy Gordaneer

Family hopes for answers two years after homicide of Jeremy Gordaneer
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Jeremy Gordaneer's death has been deemed a homicide by detectives, and his family are still hoping for answers two years later.

Two years after Jeremy Gordaneer’s homicide in his mom’s house, his family is hoping there will be answers into what happened.

On Aug. 31, 2021, Victoria Police and BC Emergency Health Services were called to the 1000-block of Carberry Gardens.

When they arrived, officers and paramedics found Jeremy suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Officers and paramedics provided medical assistance, but he passed away from his injuries at the age of 49.

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The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) has been investigating the death, which has been deemed a homicide.

“I miss just having a dad,” Clea Gordaneer, Jeremy’s daughter, said in a video shared by VicPD. “I think we’re really hoping for some answers. Someone took our dad away. So I think we just really want to know what happened and why we don’t get to have a dad anymore.”

Jeremy was visiting his mom’s home in Victoria at the time of his death, but he normally lived in Edmonton.

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“I just wish I’d had more time with him,” said Alisa Gordaneer, Jeremy’s sister. “We were really close, he was my best buddy. He was always the person I could count on, always the person I could call at anytime day or night, and I knew that he would pick up whatever was going on up there for me.”

Jeremy’s family remembers him as a beloved family member and an artist.

“So many different aspects of the world that a lot of people would find, maybe not beautiful, he would find the beauty in it, and I think that’s pretty awesome,” said Sylvie Gordaneer, Jeremy’s daughter.

“A couple years ago, we went on a trip just the two of us up to Parksville, and we stopped by the beach, and he started chasing bunny rabbits. Obviously couldn’t catch any because they’re fast and he was just really goofy, and it was really nice just to be able to spend that like one on one quality time with my dad.”

Anyone with information about Jeremy Gordaneer is asked to call the VIIMCU Information Line at (250) 380-6211 or submit a tip online at

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