More than $200K raised for family of Island artist who died of sudden heart attack

More than $200K raised for family of Island artist who died of sudden heart attack
Caleb Beyers is pictured.

Whether you knew it or not, you’ve probably seen the work of Caleb Beyers, who died at the age of 42 on April 28.

Beyers was an artist who had helped design the logos of more than a dozen local companies, including Big Wheel Burger, Discovery Coffee, Habit Coffee, Standard Pizza, Victoria Barbers, Hoyne Brewing, Tall Tree Health, Bast Fibre Tech, and more.

He died of a sudden, major heart attack, and is survived by his wife and two sons, aged four and two.

In the days that followed, a GoFundMe campaign was set up to help the Beyers family manage the loss of their father and the income he made.

As of Saturday morning, nearly 700 people had donated more than $217,000, with much of that money going into a fund for his children.

“Caleb’s family, friends, those he crossed paths with, and those he touched through his work, creative pursuits, and constant flow of ideas are more hopeful, more creative and more inspired people as result of Caleb’s presence – a testament to the love he shared generously, and without reservation,” reads a social media post written by family members.

“He was an exceptional human being, with a vibrant soul. He was very loved and was the anchor to his family,” the post continues.

“We are all so devastated and in disbelief. He is already greatly missed and we’re all trying to navigate this unimaginable world without him.”

A celebration of life is planned for Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, 2735 Mt Baker Rd., on July 7 at 1 p.m.

All are welcome to attend, and more details can be found on an RSVP form, which is not required but is appreciated to help for planning purposes.

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