SURREY – The memory of innocent Surrey Six victim Ed Schellenberg lives on at Kwantlen Polytechnic University following the awarding of a scholarship in his name.
Cloverdale resident Douglas Rush, currently enrolled in KPU’s appliance servicing program, was recently named the inaugural recipient of $1,000 from the Ed Schellenberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Schellenberg was killed in the gangrelated murder of six people that took place in a Surrey highrise on Oct. 19, 2007. A gasfitter, he went to service the
fireplace in the unit where the killings took place.
Since his death, more than $20,000 was raised during five memorial golf tournaments, all in the name of establishing the Ed Schellenberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
"It’s really an honour," said Rush on receiving the award. Previously, Rush
spent 16 years owning and operating a Dog’s Ear T-Shirt franchise before making his career change. During that time, Schellenberg’s business partner was a customer of Rush’s.
Rush is a single father raising two teenagers.
"He’s had a few curve balls thrown at him – life will do that," "said instructor and program chair David Fengstad. "He’s responded by making the most of this opportunity to
get a great job that will give him and his family a more secure future."