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Niagara-on-the-Lake Mexican Worker and Mother

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On Saturday, August 17, one of our local farm worker ladies, was involved in a hit-and-run incident here in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  She was brought to the Hamilton General Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Monday, August 19.  

Please note that I have updated this story to honor the family's request for complete privacy.  

This young mother has been working in Niagara-on-the-Lake for the past two growing seasons on a local fruit farm, in order to support her daughters, as well as her elderly parents.

This tragic event is being felt deeply by many people - the Canadian and migrant worker community here in the Niagara Peninsula, her employer and family, her co-workers, and especially her two daughters aged eleven and seven who are now left without their mother. 

I was able to be with this young mother in hospital and have also been in contact with her family in Mexico.  They have expressed to me the need for financial help in the following ways:
-- The immediate costs to the family for the funeral and transportation arrangements.   
-- The ongoing costs for the grandparents who are now raising the two young daughters.
-- The long term funds needed to help with education costs of these young ladies in Mexico.  

Any donations through this site will be sent to the family in Mexico. 

Thank you for showing your love, care, and support for this family in their time of need!

Here's a little of my history:

I have been working in a pastoral capacity with the Mexican and Guatemalan guest workers in the Niagara region since 2001 under the supervision of the following churches:

Jordan Heritage Reformed Church (4171 Fifteenth St, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0)
Immanuel United Reformed Church of Jordan (2900 Fourth Ave, Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0)
Vineland Free Reformed Church (3685 King Street, Vineland Ontario L0R 2C0)

I consider it to be a privilege to work with and among the many wonderful men and women who work so diligently in our greenhouses, vineyards, nurseries, and fruit farms.  

Wilfred Bout


Wilfred Bout
Vineland, ON

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