Friends had driven them from Balmertown to Dryden Ontario Saturday Sept 9. They were staying with Debbie's son Dylan in his apartment for 2 nights. Another close friend planned to drive them from Dryden to Thunder Bay on Monday to get prepared for the surgery on Thursday. After dinner Sunday, Dylan and Debbie went for a walk and while they were gone Roger suffered a major heart attack. When they returned, they found him on the floor, already passed.
Debbie was sure she still had to make the appointment for surgery on Thursday in Thunder Bay. After talking with her doctor, he extended the planned surgery so she could have a service for Roger in Dryden, where they are both from.
Now Debbie and Dylan will be continuing on together without Roger. Roger was 51 years old when he passed. He was recently laid off from a gold mine in Red Lake Ontario. He had no life insurance or savings at the time of his death. Debbie is unable to work and most likely will not after her brain surgery. Dylan works at Walmart in Dryden and will not be able to support both himself and his mother. He has taken time off work to go with his mother to Thunder Bay for the surgery and care for her afterward. They do not have family in Thunder Bay.
In addition to Debbie's immediate medical and financial concerns, she was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and a leaking heart valve and will require heart surgery in Hamilton, Ontario after recovery from the brain surgery.
Debbie's financial concerns begin with the funeral service for Roger on September 20. These will continue as she and Dylan deal with the brain surgery and recovery, then heart surgery and recovery without Roger as the income earner and care giver for Debbie.
We, as friends of Debbie, Dylan and Roger (RIP), ask that you please consider donating to these well deserving people. Debbie and Dylan are both truly beautiful people; very caring and loving to everyone. Roger (RIP) was exactly same. He never wanted Debbie and Dylan to go through this without his love and support.
If you cannot afford to donate, please keep Debbie and Dylan in your thoughts and prayers and share this page.
Thanks and appreciation in advance.
- H & V McMaster
- Audrey Lush
- Sheri Desserre
- Ed & Lisa Smith
Organizer and beneficiary
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