It was May 11, 2003, when Greg got the call at 1:00 a.m. that his son Jay had been in a serious car crash. A parent’s worst nightmare and a telephone call every parent fears.
Jay survived the accident, but while waiting for surgery he promised his father he would go with him and speak to kids about the consequences of speeding. Unfortunately, Jay did not get a chance; he later died in hospital as a result of his injuries on May 14, 2003. He was only 17 years old.
Greg, a retired firefighter, had seen his share of accident scenes, but it did not prepare him for the death of his own son.
In honour of his son, Jason (“Jay”) Stanley Drew, a registered non-profit charity was set up in his memory, Jammin’ 4 Jay Charitable Society.
A plaque was placed on the 10th anniversary of his death at the Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley, BC.