Almost a year after his death, the family of Lake Cowichan resident Yousaf Khan hopes to memorialize their family member with a bench and tree.
The location has yet to be confirmed, his mother, Anne Khan said, but they hope to have the two items located off of the Trans Canada Trail.
“He used to walk the trail,” she said.
Looking back, Yousaf’s family remembers him as someone easy to get along with.
In addition to delivering the Lake Cowichan Gazette for a period of time, Khan spent his time volunteering with various organizations, both in the Cowichan Lake area and further out into the Cowichan Valley.
As a paper carrier, Anne said that Yousaf would take longer than most carriers, as he’d walk to each doorstep to drop of the newspaper, and would take his time to enjoy the community.
“He used to talk to everyone,” she said.
There was a bit of a family reunion last weekend, as Yousaf’s family members gathered in front of the Country Grocer to raise money for his memorial bench and tree.
Everything was donated by Country Grocer, with all proceeds going toward the bench and tree memorial.
Well-remembered by Cowichan Lake area residents, the family reported excellent sales early on in the hot dog sale.
Yousaf died August of last year as a result of a seizure.