Jen and Michael Chenier

Tragically on Friday May 5th the Chenier Family suffered the unimaginable loss of their eldest son, Nick Chenier, a month before what would have been his 21st birthday.

After endless days of rain the sun was finally shining and Nick was out working hard for a hedge trimming company when he suffered a workplace injury in Manotick. Sadly, Nick was electrocuted when he hit an overhead hydro line that was buried within the hedge (it had grown around it). Despite the best efforts of first responder and the Emergency Department at the Queensway Carleton Hospital they were unable to bring Nick back.

As you can imagine the pain that Jen, Michael and their family and friends are feeling is beyond words. It is raw and palpable. They are in shock and pain from this tragic and senseless accident. No parent should ever have to endure their child dying. And no 16 year old boy should lose his brother and his best friend.

As we all try to grapple with life’s cruel turn of events for this family many have asked how can they help. I have started this GoFundMe page to help raise money to offset the very unexpected funeral costs, the costs to cover counseling and services they will need to recover from this tragedy, as well as Jen’s lost wages. As you can imagine Jen, a single parent, will need to take time off work to deal with her own shock and grief, to support Michael through his grief and to help navigate this new reality. Jen does not have any benefits through work. If we can help ease the financial burden of this tragedy in any way I know it is greatly appreciated.

So if you can support Jen and Michael financially it is appreciated. If you are unable to financially, I would ask that you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they will need immense strength and support in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Funeral arrangements are yet to be determined.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

A concerned friend,


  • Ottawa & District Labour Council
    • $250 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Bruce Miller
    • $50 
    • 9 mos
  • Carley Rowe
    • $50 
    • 9 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Terri Campbell
Manotick, ON
Jennifer Chenier

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