In Memory of Riddick Servio
The community would like to show its support for this family during this very difficult time. Funds are being raised to provide the Servio Family with catered meals. Any donation amount helps. If you are not in a place to make a financial donation, please leave a comment for the family. We will make sure that your words of support are passed along.
Any donations collected in excess of the goal will be passed along to the family to be used at their discretion.
For information on the candlelit vigil scheduled for 6:30pm on Nov. 26 at Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge, please click here.
For media coverage of the tragic event please click here.
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If you decide to do so, please attach a tag to the toy indicating that it has been donated in Riddick's memory. We are hoping to provide a grand tally of toys to the Servio family in a couple of weeks.
If you are located outside of the area and would like to make a donation, please consider giving a toy in Riddick's name to a local organization for underprivileged children.
And if you would still like to do more, please consider campaigning for safer roadways and parking lots.
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Please keep Riddick's spirit alive in your every day endeavours.
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The Servio Family has requested that the fundraising site be closed to donations as of 9:45 AM tomorrow, exactly one week after their precious boy was taken from them. As it currently stands, the community has generously donated $9,547 to help relieve some stresses on their long journey ahead.
I am proud to call you all neighbours and friends.
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I struggle to find the words to say to all of you. Honestly, you have changed my outlook on life, love and community. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough. I feel like we are all bonded through this tragedy and while The Servios have lost their precious boy, Riddick, we have gained a sense of community. Let's not lose that. Let's stop to say 'hello' on the street. Let's hold the doors for each other. Let's help out those around us in need. Let's worry less about how much we need and put more energy into living in the moment.
I do not want today to be the end of the community's support for The Servio Family. If you have anything that you wish to donate to The Servio's beyond cash or toys please send me a private message through this site (click "contact" under my name on the right hand side of the page). Things that may be helpful are offers of cleaning service, general labourers, counselling/grief support, a longer term meal plan, etc."¦ The journey for this family is going to be a long and difficult one and if you can lend a hand in any way, please let me know. I will be sure to pass along all of the offerings that I have already received once the family is ready.
Rest peacefully, sweet Riddick. Even though we never had the chance to meet I love you.
Mike & Rowena: Sincere Condolescences from Gary Hee of Paramount Computers Ltd. On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 about 13 bumper stickers promoting "Drive With Care and we all live longer", yielded $50.75 in total donations over a 3 hour period, into a trust account to be establish for your future needs in respect of Riddick's Life, even though we have never meet before. I look forward to another Sunday. Gary @ 604-904-9254
Dear Rowena and Family, My heart is deeply saddend for the loss of your precious boy. My heart is breaking and aching for you. My preys and thoughts are with you. You are a truly amazing mother and I had the fortune of meeting you last year when our daughters danced together. The sorrow is deep and I know there are no words that can help ease your pain. Our family will be donating 2 toys on behalf of Riddick. A toy for a 2 year old boy and a toy for a 5 year old girl. I wish I could do more. What you are going through is beyond comprehension. The Monkman family's thought and preys are with you. God Bless xoxoxo
Dear Rowena and family, I wanted to join in offering my love and support to you all during this horrific event in your lives. I am from England and have three young children - two at Kanaka Creek Elementary and a son who just turned 3 years old. I cried so much for you all when I read the news. My children too were so saddened. We don't know why these things happen to us (my fiance' and Father died just 5 weeks apart) and sadly I lost my beloved Mum this year too....but I cannot equate to the tremendous loss you now face in your lives. I looked at the picture of your beautiful son/grandson and my heart broke. He is such a little dear and truly a beautiful boy....it is heart wrenching and overwhelming to think of the grief you must be feeling. Like others, I know there are no words which will comfort you or take away your pain but know we are all with you in your time of sorrow. We as parents can reach out and empathize with your loss. It is a tragedy for everyone involved - even my heart goes out to the woman who now carries such a burden on her shoulders. May you all get through some how, some way, and may your beautiful angel of a child be remembered with loving hearts and 'happiness' that shone through his smile. On behalf of myself and my family we offer you sympathy, understanding and emotional embrace. We wish you sincere condolences and are each donating a toy in Riddick's memory. We hope you find strength and healing along this difficult path you all now face. Sending you lots of love and hugs and thinking of you all: Dawn, Alfie, Selena and Danny xoxox
There isn't much I can say, I don't know you personally - but I am so deeply sorry, and hurt that anyone has to go through such a terrible loss. My heart goes out to you, and I am so, so, so sorry. Much love from the USA.
I am so very sorry for your loss. The loss of a child is something no parent should have to experience but unfortunately many do. May God give you the courage and the strength to deal with the pain you are feeling. May you find comfort in knowing that so many people are praying for you during this tragic time. Sending our heartfelt condolences your way and praying that you somehow find peace.
I am so sorry for your loss. There's a saying that says when you share happiness it becomes doubled, and when sadness is shared it becomes halved. I am sharing in your sadness and from the looks of the comments on this page there are many others who are also feeling deep sorrow.i just hope that knowing that we're all grieving with you helps you in some way.
I also have a 2 year old and can't imagine what your family is going through. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy. Prayers for your Angel and your family.
Thinking of you, your family and friends and sending our deepest condolences. We wish you much strength, courage and peace. :(
i cant imagine what you are going through i am so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss of your little one. My heart aches for you and your family. You are all in my prayers. Hugs.
Thinking of you and your family at this horrible time Rowena. Our heart breaks for all of you.
I am so shocked and sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for all of you. Rowena, I went through a similar loss many years ago and lost a child- if you ever want to talk. So sorry for the pain you are feeling.
My heart breaks for you and your family. I know nothing I can say will bring you peace. Just know you are loved.
I don't know you, but my heart aches for you. May you find peace
With two children that attend Kanaka Creek, my family is truly saddened to hear of the loss of Riddick. We will be purchasing a toy for the toy drive in your son's memory and donating it tomorrow to the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. The McIsaac Family
You are all in my heart and in my prayers and may you find comfort in knowing you are surrounded by love from all in this community and all over the province. RIP beautiful Angel
Your family is in my thoughts during this unimaginably difficult time. It's hard to know what to say to someone going through such incredible grief. Your beautiful baby will never be forgotten by this community.
I am deeply saddened by your loss. A mom of two girls myself (one Riddick's age) I can't imagine the grief you must be going through at this time. May your friends and family give you comfort in this difficult time. RIP little man
I am truly heartbroken for you. I have been thinking of you and your family since I heard and will continue to send all my love and prayers, hoping once the dark clouds pass, you can find peace and remember the beauty in the precious time you shared. I have a son the same age, and cannot fathom the pain you must feel. Please know...your family, friends and community are here for you and praying for you and your sweet sweet angel boy.
I am deeply sorry for yr loss. Words will never take the pain away. My heart broke with you. I send you all my love and support. Know your wee boy is an Angel in heaven. Be strong Mama... He would want you to. May God hold u during this time. I pray.