Annual Candlelight Service Remembers Children Who Have Died, Sunday

Friday December 11th, 2015

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Local family members bereaved by the death of a child will come together for the 7th annual Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 13th, 2015.

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. It is also an extension of the agency’s support group for bereaved parents who have lost a child.

“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.”

This evening includes a service where the name of each deceased child is read, 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 at the WFCU Centre on Mickey Renaud Way starting at 6:30pm.

 

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