Memorial Friday for local 83-year-old man in Hope

Beloved Jacque Belleau "Jack" will be honoured by the community

A memorial service will be held in Hope Friday for an 83-year-old man who was struck and killed by a train last Monday morning.

Jacque Belleau “Jack” was well known in the area, living on and off the street in Hope for nearly 20 years.

Details of the incident remain unclear, but witnesses say Belleau was hurrying to cross the track when he was hit by the train.

First responders were on the scene quickly, but were unable to revive him.

The memorial service will be held at the Hope Centre (888 3rd Ave) at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.