Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto

Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto

April 10, 2014 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Memorial Service for Victims of Homicide

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - In commemoration of National Victims' Awareness Week, Bereaved Families of Ontario-Toronto in partnership with East Metro Youth Services 'What's up' Walk-in clinic will launch a new program that will provide bereavement support services to youth grieving a homicide, suicide or death due to natural causes with a tree planting ceremony on Friday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m. at 184 Galloway Road, Scarborough, ON.

Lesley Parrott, bereaved mother of Alison Parrott and Romuno Yasay, whose son Joshua was killed at a block party he attended on Danzig Street, along with others bereaved by homicide will plant a tree in memory of murder victims. In addition, Lesley will facilitate a memorial service for all those in attendance who have been bereaved because of homicide.

The public and media are encouraged to attend the tree planting ceremony. The following people will be on-hand to answer media queries and photo opportunities from 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.:

  • Lesley Parrot, Bereaved Mother & BFO-Toronto Volunteer
  • Romuno Yasay, Bereaved Father & BFO-Toronto Participant
  • Aruna Ogale, Executive Director BFO Toronto
  • Claire Fainer, Executive Director, East Metro Youth Services
  • David O'Brien, Clinical Supervisor, East Metro Youth Services
  • Family members bereaved as a result of homicide

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