Man with Invermere ties passes away in highway collision

Dustin Bourns, 32, died Sunday, May 5th.

Dustin Bourns, a 32-year-old male who once lived in Invermere, died in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 95 on Sunday, May 5th.

Just before 10:30 p.m., the Golden-Field RCMP responded to the collision on Highway 95, approximately 45 kilometres south of Golden.

“At this time it appears that the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve, leaving the roadway and coming to a rest in a field,” said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.

Mr. Bourns, who resided in the Parson area, was deceased upon arrival of emergency responders. The Golden-Field RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the collision.

Hopkins Harvest featuring The Hot Spot will hold a gathering for anyone who knew Mr. Bourns to share their photos and stories on Sunday, May 12th at 2 p.m.. A keg of Black Jack – Mr. Bourns’ favourite beer – will be served.

Hopkins Harvest was a special place for Mr. Bourns and his son Riven, 4, who were regular customers and could often be found enjoying pizza together on weekends.

“He was a really, really, really good guy,” said Kerstan Hopkins. “He’s really intertwined in our friend circle… It was super tragic.”

According to his obituary, Mr. Bourns reopened a backcountry lodge in the BC Rockies.

“A free spirit, Dustin always walked his own path. We will miss his infectious laugh, his sense of fun and mischievousness, his generosity of spirit, and his love of the outdoors. His passion was for his son, and for his venture at Diana Lake Lodge,” the obituary said.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Avalanche Foundation.

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