Tragedy strikes CMRC Pro racer

Stouffville, ON ¿ (8/2/05) ¿ It is with great sadness that CMRC announces the passing of a Pro rider in Moncton, New Brunswick this weekend at the seventh round of the Canadian Motocross Championships.

Brian House, 33, of Outer Cove, Newfoundland sustained fatal, irreversible injuries when he took a fall, then was hit by a fellow racer during practice on Saturday, August 30th.

Brian was transferred to the Moncton General Hospital but passed away shortly after due to severe internal injuries. Brian¿s accident was a reminder to us all the ultimate risk in the sport we love, as is the case in many sporting events.

¿The motocross community of racers, mechanics, industry members, family and friends will all feel the loss of one of our own,¿ said CMRC president Mark Stallybrass. ¿If Brian¿s passing was meant to be, then it was meant to be participating in the sport he dearly loved.¿

Brian leaves behind a wife Danielle, a brother Leon and his parents Levi and Donna House, as well as many family members and friends.

Brian is resting at Carnell¿s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Rd. St. John’s, NF with visitation on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Wesley United Church. Interment follows at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Brian¿s memory may be made to the Newfoundland & Labrador Lung Association.

God Speed Brian.