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Bring Ed and Barbara Home

$19,180 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 243 people in 6 months
Created November 19, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Rhi Jenerate
Ed and Barbara died together in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning while vacationing in Mexico. Their family needs financial help to get them home, for funeral expenses and for possible legal fees. Please contribute to help Ed's children, Jen/Rhi and Eric, and Barbara's son, Carl, as they work to handle the challenging logistics through their shock and grief. 

Carbon monoxide detectors  are inexpensive and easy to install in your home. Please include that simple act in your tribute to Ed and Barbara.
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Hello everyone! It has been almost a month since our last update. We have used our gofundme funds and wanted to say how much we appreciate your outpouring of love and support.

We were able to have an incredible "send off" in New Orleans last month, with the treasured experience of having a traditional NOLA Second Line parade through the streets with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band leading us. Amazing and powerful. I can't imagine any other way they would have wanted it. Here are the links to some videos: https://www.forevermissed.com/edward-e-winders-/#gallery/videos

On that note, we would love it if you continue to share your stories with us. It's all we have left, these memories and experiences you have all had with our parents, and we crave and treasure that. Share photos, stories, any memories on Facebook, here, or use this memorial page we have created for sharing: www.forevermissed.com/edward-e-winders-

We would love to have your memories documented for the upstate New York Celebration of Life. You are invited on Saturday, June 29th from 2-5pm. 2-4 are open hours, and 4pm is the ceremony. It will be held at the Albany Historical Society's Ten Broeck Mansion, which my dad would have appreciated. As many of you know, he was a history buff and scholar, as evidenced by the 15 boxes of history books now sitting in my home. :) Here is the invite: https://plus.smilebox.com/play?g=46641427-dd10-4274-aa1b-7897143653ad

Again, so much thanks for your love, your support, your reaching out. Continue to do so, as for us the shock has worn out, we are exhausted from all of the details and legal challenges, and we are now just really taking in this tragic loss. It's a difficult time, now truly felt at the core, and connecting around their memories is so important. Thank you.
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Hello everyone! Eric and I have arrived here in New Orleans to honor and celebrate the lives of our dad and Barbara here tonight. If you are near New Orleans we would love to see you-6pm at 1440 St Mary Street. Jazz, oysters and lots of love. If you are coming and need more information, contact us or Carl. We will have more updates soon for you on the Mexico case as well as the New York memorial. In the meantime we send our love and appreciation today to all of you.
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much for your overwhelming generosity toward Carl, Jen-Rhi, and Eric. The response to this GoFundMe campaign has been just amazing.

A few updates: The case is still open in Mexico, and everyone is hoping for closure soon. Carl, Jen-Rhi, and Eric are still addressing what feels like never-ending legal details. Eric is slowly recovering from his car accident. They are all beginning to work with Project Shout ( http://projectshout.com/) and some others who have been affected by CO poisoning deaths to generate public education ideas.

Carl, Jen-Rhi and Eric would like to invite you to the New Orleans celebration of life on Friday April 19th, at Ed and Barbara's home. For more information, you can contact them personally, or via GoFundMe's messaging.

The Albany, New York memorial is looking like it will take place on June 29th, in the afternoon. Just waiting on confirmation from the site for that. Check back for more information.

One last thing. The funds that have been raised here so far will be exhausted after the trip to New Orleans this month. There are still lots of expenses to deal with though, including the Albany memorial, legal fees, and shipping Ed's belongings to California, among other things. Everyone has been so amazing already. If you wish to and are able to contribute a little bit more, I know it would be appreciated and accepted with love. I have raised the goal one last time, to $25,000. Please chip in if you can. I hope to meet many of you in Albany in June.

Thank you,
Deana
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An update from Barbara's son Carl: "So the Shock has worn off into surreal disbelief ….. so many things still that I can’t believe. One of the biggest is how slow things are going in this aftermath …. but at least there has been some movement. Eric and I have been back to Mexico to collect and bring back our parents remains ... cue surreal disbelief, and finally today we received the final document from Mexico that we’ve been waiting on and need to move forward legally here in the US.

And in the spirit of moving forward, albeit begrudgingly in this new reality, it’s time to announce a celebration of life for my Mother and her fine partner my good friend and father figure Ed Winders, for they both had long amazing lives worth celebrating. So on Friday April 19th Eric, Jen and I will be hosting a Celebration of Life Party (emphasis on party) for our beloved parents at my house/their apartment at 1440 Saint Mary St. in New Orleans. All are invited. If you think you can make it please let me know so I can get a head count and if you’re coming in from out of town I can help with accommodations, etc. let me know. Think Crawfish Boil, Oysters, drinks and hopefully some live music. We’ll be setting up a small shrine for them with some pictures, some things, some memories and hopefully some of your memories, stories, thoughts, thanks, and praises. We’d like to print and craft them into some sort of book and make it available to read for us and our guests at the party. So PLEASE share a memory, a story, etc. here in the comment section and/or here https://www.forevermissed.com/edward-e-winders-/#about and on my mothers memorial page which i haven’t been able to set up yet without the aforementioned form but will soon…..or to us privately if you prefer. And if you plan on coming feel free to contribute something to the shrine whether it be an item or something written down, paper and pen will be provided. Hope you can make it."
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Raised by 243 people in 6 months
Created November 19, 2018
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