Bekah Mann was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Sea-to-Sky Sunday. (GoFundMe)

Bekah Mann was killed in a three-vehicle crash on the Sea-to-Sky Sunday. (GoFundMe)

Family of Surrey woman killed in Hwy. 99 crash wants to fulfil her dying wish

Bekah Mann, 24, wanted to be one with nature in death

The person who died in three-vehicle crash on the Sea-to-Sky Sunday has been identified as a 24-year-old Surrey woman.

Bekah Mann was the “life of the party” and a “bright shining light” in the lives of everyone she touched, her family told Black Press Media.

“Bekah was a 24-year-old who was as full of love and life as any person could be,” the GoFundMe read.

“She was a person that you could talk to and she would deeply care and listen with full compassion.”

Mann lived in Surrey with her parents and with her sister in Squamish, her family said.

“Bekah was really a little hippy at heart,” her mother Maureen Mann said in message.

“She’d just got full time work at the Olympic Village in the valley near Whistler… she had just begun like a fledgling, learning to fly.”

Police said the three-vehicle crash happened just before noon at Black Tusk, about 30 kilometres north of Squamish.

According to police, a lone female driver, now identified as Mann, crossed the centre line while driving north in her Subaru.

She was killed when her Subaru collided with two southbound vehicles. The occupants of the other vehicles received minor, non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Road conditions were deemed “good” by investigators.

Insp. Dale Carr said investigators were continuing to determine the cause and that neither drugs nor alcohol had been ruled out as factors.

According to her family, Mann’s “final wish was to be a part of that nature by being buried in a bio urn that will grow into a tall and majestic tree,” a request the family say they cannot carry out on their own.

“Unfortunately this wish cannot be fulfilled without support as Bekah’s passing is not only a huge emotional burden on her family, but also a huge financial burden,” the page read.

“Any and all donations will be going to the funeral and to making sure Bekah’s final wish comes true.”

In White Rock, Mann was remembered as “the sweetest girl, the nicest girl” by Dale Harding, owner of Pizzazz International Modelling and Talent Agency.

She recalled that Mann had worked on and off for modelling assignments including fashion shows through the agency – with whom her mother, Maureen, has long worked as a mature model – over the last “seven to eight years.”

Mann had been living and working in Squamish for the last several months, Harding said, but would come back to the Vancouver area for occasional modelling jobs.

“She was always involved in our showcase every year,” she said. “She was the best model, always reliable, always on time.”


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