Truckers gather to salute one of their own

A convoy of trucks descended on Chilliwack Saturday as a show of solidarity with a trucker who was killed in a logging incident.

A convoy of trucks heads toward Chilliwack Saturday morning for a service remembering a Chilliwack man who was killed in a logging truck incident on Nov. 17.

A convoy of trucks heads toward Chilliwack Saturday morning for a service remembering a Chilliwack man who was killed in a logging truck incident on Nov. 17.

A convoy of trucks descended on Chilliwack Saturday as a show of solidarity with a trucker who was killed in a logging incident two weeks ago.

Bruce Magnus died when his logging truck went off the road and down a steep embankment north of Hope during the major storm that hit the region Nov. 17.

It took RCMP and search and rescue volunteers from Hope, Kent and Chilliwack two days to free the body of the 62-year-old from the wreckage. The rig slid 2,000 feet down the embankment, taking with it boulders and debris that made access difficult.

A small excavator was eventually airlifted to the site after a geotechnical survey of the hillside determined it was safe.

Magnus had been a trucker for 40 years and was well-liked within the logging community. A celebration of life was held at the Coast Hotel in Chilliwack Saturday morning, bringing the convoy of trucks.