Help lay Sylvin to rest.

As many of you know Rick and I have become close friends with another family we met through Griefshare, the St- Pierre family.. They have become as close as family as we have walked through the most difficult and life changing journey together .. the loss of our 20 and 21 year old sons Cole and Sylvin. As we began to get to know each other we were stunned by the commonalities we shared. It seems we both lost our sons within one week of each other and held the funeral for our child on the same day and time.

Although the circumstances of each of our losses are different, the grief, trauma and devastation are the same.

We have become aware throughout the friendship of a need they have. A need that Rick and I have endeavoured to fill but need all of your help to accomplish. You see with the all the pressure and stress, time off work, health problems to name a few. They have yet to be able to afford to lay Sylvin to rest. He remains in their home in an urn and they long to have a place to bury him and visit and bring flowers. There just happens to be a plot next to ours available in the Northern Lights Cemetary. Cole is laid to rest on plot 21 and we would love to be able to bury Sylvin on plot 20.

Rick and I have committed to buy the plot but for this particular location a headstone is required. This can be quite costly. So we are asking on behalf of the St- Pierre family if you could help us with the cost of the gravestone for Sylvin.

Thanks for your consideration,

Rick & Andrea Ruigrok
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Andrea Hadley Ruigrok 
Edmonton , AB
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