Celia's Farewell to her Mother

Celia is a bright, creative mother of 3, living 1,000s of kilometres apart from her mother who is terminally ill.  
She desperately wants to fly home with her 3 children so they all have an opportunity to say goodbye.  

She is working every single day right now (at a job and at her business) so she can afford for everyone to fly to Quebec, and also to pay the bills while they are gone. She is working every day, but it's not quite enough.

As a friend, this breaks my heart, and I want to relieve some of this burden from her shoulders.  So I am asking for help from her incredible community of friends.

Please help Celia and her children say farewell to her Momma and their Grandmere.   I can not imagine the weight of grief she is working through, but I want to lift some of the weight for her.

"Thank you thank you sooooo much.

As you can imagine; it is so hard and uncomfortable to ask for financial support like this, but I'm so devastated with my mom's terminal diagnosis. We've only known for about 5 weeks.   
2 months ago, we also found out my stepdad of 35 years is terminal with liver cancer.  

My Mom and stepdad are on the same floor in a hospital in Quebec, and I am more than 5,000 kilometres away which is breaking my heart.

When we got the news that my Mom and stepdad had taken a turn for the worse, my kids and I gathered around the table in the kitchen and cried all evening.

My Mom was so integral in my children's life.  She lived with my kids their whole life up until September of last year when she moved back to Quebec.  My kids saw more of my mother, than I did for the last 20 years.  You can not fathom how important it is for my kids to see their Grandma and vice versa to say goodbye.  

There is so much more to this journey including forgiveness, letting go, healing and mending, but for now, I am just filled with gratitude. 

I am so so so thankful for your donations. 
From the bottom of my heart.
Thank you
Hugs and kisses.


  • Jack Elliman
    • $160 
    • 7 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Tanya Lipscomb
Vernon, BC
Celia Auclair

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