Wednesday, May 06, 2009

In Memory: Const. James Lundblad

May 5, 2009: 41 year old RCMP Const. James Lundblad died when his police cruiser was struck by a grain truck on an Alberta highway. Const. Lundblad was pursuing a speeding vehicle.

James was the son of Lloyd and Noella Lundblad of Valleyview, Alberta, nephew to Lila Harback (my mother in law) and first cousin to my husband.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 11. Pray for the family. It is a sad way to spend Mother's Day weekend, preparing to bury your only son.

Next time you're tempted to speed, think about this, and don't.


  1. James, my old friend, college pal, military buddy and now RCMP colleague, your friendship offered and dedicated service to your work has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated. We travelled the same path my friend. May you Rest in Peace Constable James Lundblad. You will truly be missed but not forgotten. I salute you.
    Mitchell Parker

  2. My condolences to you and your family Joyce. I am always saddened by the death of a police officer. The sadness in your family must be much more and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    I submit to you a poem by W.H.Auden:

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone
    Silence the piano and with muffled drum
    Bring out the ooffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message, He is dead
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought love would last forever; I was wrong

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

  3. Any death connected with bad driving is sad, but it's even sadder when the person killed is the one trying to protect us.