Aiden Serr loved the outdoors and photography, and hoped to work for National Geographic. (Contributed)

Aiden Serr loved the outdoors and photography, and hoped to work for National Geographic. (Contributed)

Random acts of kindness a memorial

Tribute to Maple Ridge man Aiden Serr

Random acts of kindness will be a tribute to Aiden Serr on Thursday.

Serr, a popular 19-year-old university student from Maple Ridge, died in a car accident in November 2017.

His birthday was Jan. 3, and he would have turned 21. It is again chosen as the day for random acts of kindness, as it was in 2018.

His grandmother Barb Serr posted in social media: “Happy new year to everyone. In 2018 we lost our 19-year-old grandson Aiden to a terrible accident. We invite you to do a random act of kindness on Jan. 3 to remember him, but also the many young people as well as others who lost their lives in 2018.

“We did this last year as well and it was wonderful to see a smile on someone’s face that was not expecting it. We all need to help each other in any way we can as much as possible.”

His father Mike Serr is the chief of the Abbotsford Police Department, and Aiden’s death was a national story, as it followed closely on the heels of the fatal shooting of Mike’s colleague, Const. John Davidson, in the line of duty.

His mother is local educator Kirsten Urdahl-Serr.

Aiden was studying film and biology at Simon Fraser University, and hoped to become a nature photographer. He played hockey and other local sports, often as the team captain, and was well known for his generosity and desire to help others.