Family, Towers, Friends Honor Canadian Tow Truck Driver with Procession, Memorial

Mar 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Canada, National News

A Sunday, March 27 memorial procession and funeral service held for Canadian tow truck driver Harold Hamon brought together friends and family from across the globe.

Hamon, 57, was hit Friday, March 11, in a two-vehicle crash on Langley Bypass. He was driving his blue Ford F-350 diesel pickup truck eastbound, when officials say a white Chevy van made an illegal left turn into Hamon, sending both vehicles spinning, with Hamon’s truck ending up wedged in a ditch, reports state. He and another passenger were airlifted to a hospital. Hamon died in the hospital on March 13 while waiting for surgery to repair his shattered hip.

Hamon ran his tow business, Hamon Towing, for more than 30 years. His two brothers, Ron and Godfrey, were present at the procession and subsequent service, making sure his bright blue 1980 Chevy short-box pickup and 800-horsepower 1964 Ranchero were towed in the event, reports state. There were about a dozen other classic cars in the event.

Participants gathered at Hamon’s favorite breakfast cafe in Langley City and then made their way through the community to the Fort Langley Community Hall for a memorial service.

According to news reports, two songs were played during the memorial service: Kenny Chesney’s “Shiftwork” and a song by Vince Gill. The pastor told stories about the towing owner, and brother Ron said it wasn’t a sad event, reports state.

Hamon Towing will now be passed on to and run by Hamon’s brothers.