Tow truck drivers to remember Harold Hamon on Sunday

Harold Hamon showed off his customized 1980 blue Chevy pickup with a photographer’s model. The well-known tow truck operator, who died in hospital after a traffic crash on March 11, will be remembered by friends and family on Sunday.

Harold Hamon showed off his customized 1980 blue Chevy pickup with a photographer’s model. The well-known tow truck operator, who died in hospital after a traffic crash on March 11, will be remembered by friends and family on Sunday.

 

Harold Hamon liked to start his days with breakfast at a small establishment near 198 Street and 57 Avenue.

It was almost always eggs Benedict with tea or milk. He didn’t drink coffee.

Then the owner of the Langley-based Hamon’s Towing & Recovery would head out in search of breakdowns and other people needing assistance.

When family and friends decided to organize a memorial drive for Hamon, they agreed it should begin at his favorite restaurant.

At least 35 tow trucks and one ambulance have said they will participate.

It will start 9 a.m. Sunday at the cafe, pass by Hamon’s home and proceed along the Langley Bypass before ending at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road, where a public memorial service will be held at 1 p.m.

The 57-year-old Hamon died after he was injured in a two-vehicle crash on the Langley Bypass on Friday March 11.

He had a reputation as a hard-working, big-hearted man who would never leave anyone by the road, even if they had no money to pay.

Two of his brothers will operate his company, something Hamon asked for in his will.