Departed You Say Party Drummer Devon Clifford Memorialized with Abbotsford, BC Waterfall
Published Dec 23, 2010Well, here's something to warm your heart. Abbotsford, BC has renamed a waterfall in memory of fallen You Say Party drummer Devon Clifford, who grew up in the British Columbian city just outside Vancouver.
Clifford passed away in April after collapsing onstage in Vancouver. It was later reported that a birth defect caused massive bleeding in his brain. In memory of his life, his mother Edna Clifford asked Abbotsford City Council to rename a waterfall in Bassani Park on Sumas Mountain, as that was a place the drummer often went for solace.
"It was his special place to go as he grew up in Abbotsford," Edna told the Abbotsford Times. "Now it's a special place for us to go and for the people that loved him... It's gorgeous. It's a little oasis."
Edna admitted that making such a change for one person could have presented an issue with city council. "Our son was unique and special, but everybody's child is special," she said. "But I thought it was important. There aren't many things in Abbotsford named after artists... It's fitting a beautiful piece of nature is named after an artist."
As of Monday (December 20), the waterfall is now called Devon Falls. Those looking to visit can access the falls in the forest south of the Highlands Estates, off McKee Road.
Thanks to CBC Radio 3 for the tip.