GLACE BAY - A Glace Bay family is heartbroken following news of the tragic death of their son in Calgary.
Harvey Kelloway said he opened his door Sunday at 7 a.m. to see five members of the Cape Breton Regional Police Service there, including Deputy Chief Lloyd MacCormack.
Being a retired police officer, Kelloway said he knew what to expect.
‚ÄúThe first thing I said was, ‚ÄėWhat happened to Craig? Was he in a car accident?‚Äô
‚ÄúThey said, ‚ÄėIt‚Äôs worse.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Kelloway said the police told him his son had been murdered.
‚ÄúI hollered for my wife Monica, she was hysterical. All the boys were here trying to get us calmed down a bit.‚ÄĚ
Craig Kelloway, 31, died after an altercation at a house two doors from his new residence in Calgary late Saturday, according to police.
On Monday, Calgary police announced they have charged Nicholas Rasberry, 25, with second-degree murder.
Adrian Swain, of friend of the murder victim, said Kelloway helped him out with his plumbing business during the summers when not teaching at Calgary‚Äôs David Thompson Middle School.
‚ÄúHe was the nicest guy . . . he would do anything to help his neighbours,‚ÄĚ Swain said.
Kelloway had a five-month-old.
Students in Calgary have flocked onto social media to express their condolences.
‚ÄúYou were the best science teacher anyone has ever had,‚ÄĚ wrote one. ‚ÄúCan‚Äôt believe you‚Äôre gone.‚ÄĚ
With his voice cracking with emotion, the murder victim‚Äôs father said a steady flow of police have continued visiting their home Sunday and again Monday.
‚ÄúThey have been wonderful,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve been gone from the police force since 1998 ‚Äď they never forgot me.‚ÄĚ
‚Äď with files from Metro Calgary