Mikey James Vukovic
Born: April 23, 1996
Died: August 23, 2014 (Mission, British Columbia)
Mike Vukovuc, a top scorer with the Ridge Meadows (B.C.) Burrards, an intermediate-A lacrosse team, died in a single vehicle crash in the Vancouver suburb of Mission. He was 18.
Police said witnesses described a 1988 Mazda RX7 convertible speeding before losing control after hitting a bump in the road. The vehicle careened into a ditch and rolled several times. The driver died at the scene. The accident happened in the afternoon of a sunny day.
The lacrosse team will be retiring Vukovic’s No. 91 jersey and his family encouraged mourners to wear lacrosse jerseys to his funeral service at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mission.
Both the senior Burrards and the Victoria Shamrocks held moments of silence before recent games to honour Vukovic’s memory.