Tanguay Family Relief Fund

$8,745 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 18 months
Diana McKinnon
on behalf of Lara Knudsen
 Parksville, BC


















Lorrie Tanguay has been a well-loved fixture of the community of Qualicum Beach for over 35 years. Tragically, his family is bedside at home with him caring for him in the last painful days of bladder cancer. At some point during the past week Lorrie's business and livelihood, Cordero Lodge, a remote fishing lodge near East Thurlow Island, was ransacked and thieves made off with property and perpetrated damages valuing approximately thirty thousand dollars.
Friends of the family had recently prepared the lodge for the distress sale so Lorrie could leave knowing his wife of 51 years would be cared for in her remaining days. Without the ability to operate or sell the lodge she is in great jeopardy of losing both their business and their longtime family home.
Any money donated will go toward materials, repairs, replacement of goods and equipment stolen and labour to restore the lodge to saleable condition. We are also looking for trades people who are willing to donate their time to join a work party to help rescue the lodge so the family can remain bedside. 
Thank you for your love and prayers and for taking the time to donate to help Lorrie and his family through this incredibly hard time.  
If anyone has any information please contact RCMP or Crimestoppers.

http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/remote-fishing-lodge-owned-by-man-with-terminal-cancer-looted-vandalized-1.3264082
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Lorrie's memorial service will be held Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at 1:30 pm at Yates Memorial Services: 1000 Allsbrook rd. - Parksville, B.C.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to the charity of your choice in his honour.

#loveforlorrie @loveforlorrie

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It is with great sadness that we share Lorrie passed away shortly after 7 pm last night. He was surrounded by family, and unconditional love as he bravely battled right to the end. The family would like to express a huge amount of gratitude to friends and family who helped hold us up through this journey so we could spend every last second possible by his side.
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Thank you to the anonymous donor who dropped off mooring line to help shore up the lodge.

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We have created a Facebook page for the fund, events, information regarding donating and volunteering, a list of items that were stolen and work that needs to be done, as well as a place for work parties to be organized. #loveforlorrie

https://www.facebook.com/loveforlorrie/
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Nancy Stevens-Thomas
18 months ago

I'm curious is this to help this family because of the illness or because the fishing lodge was robbed? Wouldn't they have insurance to cover the loss of property and damage for the business?

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$8,745 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 18 months
Created January 31, 2017
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$100
Anonymous
17 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Lots of love from lifelong friends.

KK
$200
Knute and Mary Knudsen
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
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LT
$500
Lawrence Talbot
18 months ago
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It has been several years since we visited the Cordero Lodge, but remember it well. This senseless destruction is so tragic - our deepest sympathies to the Tanguay family.

$2,500
Anonymous
18 months ago
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CG
$100
Cathrine Gabriel
18 months ago
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I am very sorry for your loss Sandy, Lara and all your family.

$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
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KC
$1,000
Kimberly Christison
18 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Much Love, Kimberly, David, Ashley and Bradley

$50
Anonymous
18 months ago
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Nancy Stevens-Thomas
18 months ago

I'm curious is this to help this family because of the illness or because the fishing lodge was robbed? Wouldn't they have insurance to cover the loss of property and damage for the business?

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