‘You only get one dad’: One year anniversary of homicide sparks calls for information

'You only get one dad': One year anniversary of homicide sparks calls for information
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It has been one year since Jeremy Gordaneer was murdered and police have not yet made any arrests connected to his death.

It’s been one year since Jeremy Gordaneer was killed, and his family is hoping someone will come forward with information to help solve his homicide.

Around 5 a.m. on Aug. 31, 2021 officers responded to Jeremy’s mom’s house in the 1000-block of Carberry Gardens and found him suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Despite efforts by paramedics and officers to save him, Jeremy passed away from his injuries at 49 years old.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit has been investigating since it was deemed a homicide, but to date, no one has been arrested.

“I miss just having a dad,” said Clea Gordaneer, Jeremy’s daughter. “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 murder, but he normally lived in Edmonton.

“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 vicpd.ca/gordaneertips.

“I want to know what happened,” Sylvie said. “Not knowing why my dad doesn’t get to be part of my life anymore, it’s been pretty hard. You only get one dad.”

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