(Vancouver Province Oct. 30, 1998) "A 29-year old Burnaby man died after he lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into a sign on his way to Simon Fraser University. Burnaby RCMP said Gregory Michael Della Mattia was heading up Burnaby Mountain on his motorcycle Wednesday when he failed to negotiate a curve."
"He was a super nice guy, always listening and smiling. The core seemed empty yesterday. Everybody appeared in a daze. Everyone wore black ribbons. We are all in shock, he will be sadly missed- he already is." - Dave Holden