Monday, May 4, 2015

Missing patient finally found

Sadly a bad ending, Donald Bonner, missing since 2008 from the Coast Cottages at Riverview.  I missed posting this in 2008, they can be a secretive lot in the forensic portions of the health care system.
Man who disappeared from Coquitlam psychiatric hospital found dead in Ontario

Must have had some help, money or both to get that far.


Born August 1959 , weight 110kg

 Remains of man missing from Forensic Psychiatric Hospital found in Ontario
 Missing forensic hospital patient found dead in Ontario

I do not remember his AWOL at all, if it had been more widely publicized the outcome may have been very different, this fellow would have stood out more than most in a crowd. 

1 comment:

William Langhorne said...

Don had attempted suicide several times. Don had hitch-hiked across Canada in the early eighties and recalled to me a story of almost being frostbitten in the process, and of knowing that if that "next ride" didn't come soon he would have frozen to death. The Dryden Observer states police had Don characterized as violent which is false. The Observer also states there were ghoulish rumors circulating Dryden as to how Don died. In the Willy Pickton case, as early as the late eighties Don was the first non-relative of a missing person to report to police that a serial killer was likely operating in the downtown east side of Vancouver. Police ignored him as they seem to have done when he disappeared.

Save the Riverview Hospital lands

The Riverview Hospital lands, are under pressure to be developed into market housing. Help to save the lands as a healing sanctuary for the mentally ill of OUR Province.



Please join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society,( RHCS ) Facebook page. Twitter too!

Please sign the On-line petition or download a Word document petition ,which is a more official type of petition.
Blogs, about the hospital grounds
Mike Farnworth,MLA; Facebook forum " Protect the Riverview Lands"
And another Facebook group: Riverview Preservation Society
this group also has a petition to sign.

Click-able Map of the Riverview site

BISCO -- Brookside-Leeside-Roadside -- Centre Lawn -- Colony Farm
Crease Clinic -- East Lawn -- Essondale Hospital
Finnie's Garden -- Henry Esson Young -- Hillside unit
Home for the Aged-Valleyview -- North Lawn
Nurses homes -- Pennington Hall -- TreeFest -- West Lawn
John Davidson; "Botany John" blog. He was the first Provincial Botanist, who created British Columbia's first Botanical Garden at Riverview.
Other groups involved Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
Who also have a media NEWS Blog
You can also download a 42 page report titled, For the future of Riverview created by the Riverview Task Force.
Or Burke Mountain Naturalists, report: The Riverview Hospital Site, Respecting its Past,Realizing its Future
Coquitlam has designated the buildings and grounds, as a heritage site.
Download the Statement of Significance; SoS report PDF

Tour through the grounds


Paul Buikema, of Progress Landscaping, created this video.

Treefest 2011 slideshow


A slideshow of images from the Tree festival of 2011. Created in HD. Enjoy.

Riverview trees

Finnie's Garden -- slideshow

Finnie's Garden -- Pond restoration slideshow

TreeFest -- slideshow