Memorial fund for David Thomas

David Thomas has been a very dear friend who we were fortunate to meet in 2013. Together with his brother Richard and their Grenadian family, David made a diverse group of sailboat cruisers feel so very welcome to the beautiful island of Grenada.

A few years ago David reconnected with his school sweetheart, Vanessa, and 18 months ago they became the proud parents to beautiful twin boys. David & Vanessa's May 2017 wedding was a celebration of their love for each other, their children, and their family.

Sadly their time together has been cut short. David was recently diagnosed with a heart defect that had gone unnoticed since birth. David underwent heart surgery on August 24 in the US; tragically, he was unable to survive the operation, and passed away at the young age of 48.

David was a gentle soul who was loved by everybody he knew, and words cannot begin to describe how devastated his family and friends are.

Now David needs to come back home to Grenada so that Vanessa, David's extended family, and his friends may have a proper funeral. Please help us assist Vanessa with the cost of repatriation and funeral services for David. Vanessa will be the final and only beneficiary of any and all funds raised through this campaign.

If you have any questions about this fundraising campaign please don't hesitate to contact me.


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    • 40 $ 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Rene Foree 
Shelton, WA
Vanessa Ashton 
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