Services set for former Red Deer man found dead in Whistler

Services have been set for a former Red Deer man who died in Whistler, B.C.

RCMP have confirmed that human remains found in the woods near Whistler

RCMP have confirmed that human remains found in the woods near Whistler

Services have been set for a former Red Deer man who died in Whistler, B.C.

A prayer service will be held for Mike Grefner at the Eventide Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in Red Deer on Tuesday at 7 p.m..

A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 6 McMillan Ave.

In lieu of flowers, in honour of Grefner, the family requests that people buy a homeless person something to eat or a cup of coffee, and then email a story about what they did to kgrefner@gmail.com.

Grefner, 34, died Jan. 17 in Whistler.

Friends reported him missing shortly after he was last seen in the early hours of Jan. 17 at a Whistler nightclub. Extensive searches did not locate him. His body was found a week ago week by hikers in woods in the Whistler area.

Born in Red Deer, Grefner lived here most of his life until he moved to Vancouver in 2005, and then to Whistler to pursue his career as a disc jockey.

Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com

Details of a memorial service to be held at Whistler are to be announced soon.

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