LEZLIE CALLS THE RCMP
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In an email to me dated Fri, Aug 31, 2018, 1:30 PM (PDF), Lezlie Moore-Purcell, my late mother’s niece and my cousin, said:
“All I could find out from the wonderful RCMP officer is that she was taken to a hospital by ambulance on Aug. 20th, I think, and died 10 days later of a heart attack.”
Lezlie told a similar story at the obituary page for Marina placed online by Earth’s Option, the PGT’s undertakers. Here’s the excerpt:
“Auntie Marina was my favorite aunt ever since I can remember. … When I received no response to my recent email I became concerned and asked the local RCMP to go to her home and check on her and BB. I was beyond shocked to learn of her passing in August. I have made numerous phone calls to try and find out what happened to her and where her beloved BB is now.”
Then, in late March 2019, I received an implied threat of legal action from the PGT on behalf of Royal Oak Cemetery because I had contacted Royal Oak to request their copy of Marina’s burial record and Roy’s cremation file. (It was framed with the implication that I could be declared crazy for bothering people for no good reason.)
BRENT GETS NEWS FROM FRIENDS WHO FOUND MARINA
TO COME ….
Both stories, of Lezlie and Brent, feature an ambulance. Both stories, therefore, imply that a police report is attached to an ambulance report for Marina. However, if there is a police report, which ought to be a public document, in this case it has been hidden. If there is an ambulance report, that, too has been hidden specifically from me, Marina’s daughter and only child, her named sole heir and executor.
In an effort to find the police report, and the ambulance report, I contacted the North Saanich RCMP who act as municipal police for North Saanich. I contacted the coroner’s office. I filed an ATIP request with the RCMP. And I contacted BC Emergency Health Services, who have the ambulance reports and other medical information on Marina. At every turn, information on her death was denied to me or alleged to be non-existent (not in their files). No police report; no coroner’s report; and if there is an ambulance report, I have been told I can’t have it. BC EHS says it would violate the “privacy” of the “deceased” for her daughter to know how she died.
The RCMP began by denying they had ever received a phone call from Lezlie; and then denied having a police report concerning an ambulance for Marina. Oddly, the RCMP volunteered that they had “assisted the coroner in attending” at the death of Royston Louis Welham … in 2015. On that score, the coroner admitted having a system file on Roy, but nothing that could be printed and shared or shown to anyone; and as to news of its contents, if any, that, too was denied by the coroner.
The coroner’s office alleged it knew nothing about Marina’s death; documents released by the RCMP following an access to information request (ATIP) contained an implied threat of legal action against me if I continued to ask questions; and British Columbia’s Emergency Health Services preempted my access to information request by denying access before I could file to request it. (That took place in my encrypted paid countermail account where strange things had occurred, and where the PGT later managed to have an email they had sent to me altered in my inbox after it had arrived). The North Saanich RCMP switchboard operator, who seemed to have been briefed in advance that I was going to call, implied that I was just a batty old lady “unhappy” with the PGT’s handling of my mother’s file. She hung up on me, while refusing to provide me with a police form to file a complaint for theft over $5,000 due to the disappearance of Marina’s business.