Bryan Maher and his long-time friend Peter Surey were in the area volunteering at a spring clean-up weekend in Killarney Provincial Park, and were travelling in Surey’s car on Highway 637 early Friday evening when it went off the road. Both men were already dead when police arrived around 6:30 PM, and investigation into the crash is ongoing.
In a tribute to their partner and friend posted yesterday on Facebook, the other Block Three founders – Derek Lebert, Phil Hipkiss, and Graham Spence – wrote the following:
Block Three was founded by four friends with a passion for community and flavourful beer. On Friday night, we lost not only a great member of the community, we lost one of our own. Bryan Maher, we are honoured to call you a partner and a friend. You have touched the lives of so many, and have been taken away too soon. We are at a loss for words. We love you and we miss you.
Canadian Beer News would like to send condolences to everyone at Block Three, as well as Bryan’s family and friends. He will be missed.
[Photo of the Block Three Brewing founders taken from the brewery’s Facebook page]