182
182
4

Bender's Memorial Fund

$11,815 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 10 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Created March 2, 2018
Patrick Jodoin
on behalf of Dorene Inglis
We're raising funds in the memory of our dear friend Alexander Bender Buchanan, who passed away in Montréal, Québec, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the age of 37. 

All of your donations have been delivered directly to Bender's mother, Dorene Inglis. The money will to go toward funeral costs, travel, and other expenses incurred during this very difficult time.

The money raised beyond these expenses will be going toward a trust, to honour Bender's memory while helping young artists.

Bender's art has touched countless people all over the world. He was a brilliant poet, musician, visual artist, writer, and a dear friend to so many people. He had a brilliant mind, his heart was huge and his capacity to love was a truly rare thing. 

While he is gone far too soon, he will live on forever through his art, and through your stories and memories.

Thank you all for your condolences and generosity, for your love and your kind words.

Please feel free to share your stories and thoughts. Feel free to vent.

Bender was a beautiful, humble, selfless, hilarious, brilliant man. He will be greatly missed. There will never be another.

Memorial services (times, locations) are still to be determined. 

With love and a heavy heart,

Pat
+ Read More
Update 2
Posted by Patrick Jodoin
9 months ago
   Share
Hi everyone,

Thank you a million times over for your generosity.

I hope to see many of you tomorrow at Babylon Nightclub in Ottawa at 8:00 p.m. for Bender's memorial.

I'd also like to give a quick update: Bender's mom, Dorene, plans to (with the help of Bender's closest friends) use the money that's been donated to establish a fund that will truly help young artists in Bender's honour.

Please stay tuned for information about the Bender trust as it unfolds. Your generosity will truly make a difference in some young lives, and help Bender live forever through art.

With love,

Pat
+ Read More
Update 1
Posted by Patrick Jodoin
10 months ago
   Share
Everyone: I can not express how much your generosity means. As I go through the names I almost have to stop myself. My heart swells. You're all incredible.

Bender's mom extends her most heartfelt thanks.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$11,815 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 10 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
 Share on Facebook
Created March 2, 2018
Patrick Jodoin
on behalf of Dorene Inglis
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
ME
$50
Michael Elliott
9 months ago
$25
JayBlac Park
9 months ago
$30
Anonymous
10 months ago
DM
$28
D'Angelo Marrero
10 months ago
AB
$10
Akhil Bhardwaj
10 months ago
SM
$150
Stacey McLean
10 months ago
EM
$600
Emmett Morrison
10 months ago
JR
$25
James Rael
10 months ago
AB
$10
Anthony Brown
10 months ago
$25
JayBlac Park
10 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.