City Considers Renaming Waterfall After Deceased Drummer

Devon Clifford

The city council of Abbotsville, British Columbia, Canada will consider a request to rename a waterfall after Devon Clifford, the former drummer for You Say Party!, who passed away last April at the age of 30.

Clifford, a former resident of Abbotsville, collapsed onstage while the band performed at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre and died hours later, a consequence of a congenital disease that led to massive bleeding in his brain.

His parents, Ron and Edna Clifford, petitioned the city council to rename the waterfall in Bassani Park on Sumas Mountain after their son. It was a place where their son would often retreat for peace, quiet, and solace.

“[The waterfall] was just somewhere Devon used to go to. It was his special place to go as he grew up in Abbotsford,” Clifford’s mother told the Abbotsville Mission Times. “Now it's a special place for us to go and for the people that loved him.”