Candlelight Service Remembers Children Who Have Died

Saturday December 13th, 2014

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Windsorites who have been bereaved by the death of a child are welcome to come together this Sunday to remember and honour their lost loved ones at Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch’s sixth annual Candlelight Service for those bereaved by the loss of a child, regardless of their age.

“For many families this is an opportunity to come together to openly mourn their child who died,” says bereavement specialist with CMHA-WECB, Colleen Campo. “For those whose pain is new it is a safe place to come together with others who feel the same loss.”

“It also allows those whose loved one died years ago an opportunity to remember their child in a public way. Families are able to tell the world not to forget their child… to honour their child so that their light may always shine”.

The Candlelight Service is part of the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting which unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles to honour and remember children who have died at any age from any cause.

This free event includes a service that includes the reading of the name of each deceased child, lighting of candles in honour of those who have died and a memory table that will be filled with photographs left by family and friends.

The vigil will take place on Sunday at 6:30pm at the WFCU Centre on Mickey Renaud Way.

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