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Missing Vancouver man found deceased in a Burnaby park

Thomas Tremblay was found in Byrne Creek park
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Thomas Tremblay.

A man who went missing after going for a day trip has been found deceased in a Burnaby park.

Vancouver resident Thomas Tremblay was found at around 11 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 14) in a “remote location” of Byrne Creek Ravine Park.

“Our initial investigation has led us to believe that Mr. Tremblay succumbed to the cold weather,” said Cpl. Brett Cunningham of the Burnaby RCMP. “We express our condolences to his family and friends as we all mourn their loss. The Burnaby RCMP would like to recognize the efforts of Luna and Greg Hennessey, two Burnaby residents who took it upon themselves to help with the search and led police to Tremblay.”

Tremblay, 68, left his home near Fraser Street and East 53rd Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Friday. He told his caregiver he was heading out for a walk, but failed to return at dinnertime, as expected. Police said Tremblay previously needed care due to a brain injury.

Police said he last used his Compass Card at Edmonds Station in South Burnaby.

“Thank you to the volunteers of Coquitlam Search and Rescue, North Shore Search and Rescue helicopter, Vancouver Police, Burnaby and Vancouver residents and all the countless others who helped in the search,” said an RCMP news release.