KINGSTON, ON, Nov. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - In recognition of the life of Gord Downie, Arbor Memorial is inviting Canadians to share their condolences with the Downie family online and at its locations across Canada. Donations will also be received for The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, to pay tribute to Gord's dedication to reconciliation efforts.
Beginning on Wednesday, November 1, Arbor Memorial will welcome Canadians into their funeral homes and cemeteries across the country to share their memories of Downie, sign a book of condolences or make a donation. Once completed, memories and signatures from each location will be collected and shared with the Downie family as a keepsake. For those that are not able to attend, online condolences and donations will be available at ArborMemorial.ca/GordDownie.
"The outpouring of support Canadians have shown for Gord over the past two years has meant a great deal to our family," says Michael Downie, brother of Gord Downie. "We know his dedicated fans are mourning his passing and hope they can find comfort in sharing their memories and supporting his legacy."
Canadians looking to honour Downie's memory can visit ArborMemorial.ca/locations to find a location close to them.
About Arbor Memorial Inc.
Arbor Memorial Inc. is a family-owned Canadian company that provides interment rights, cremations, funerals and associated services to families across the country. Established in 1947, the company comprises 90 funeral homes, 41 cemeteries and 27 crematoria. 23 of our cemeteries have full-service funeral homes on premises, offering complete services to our client families. Our highly trained professionals at our funeral homes and cemeteries deliver personalized support and customized services to all Canadian families.
About The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
It's time for us to acknowledge communities white Canadians have been trained for decades to ignore. It's time to do something. It's time to start a new relationship with Indigenous Peoples. In 2016, Mike and Gord Downie, alongside the Wenjack family, launched the Fund as a way to jumpstart this important work, starting today.
SOURCE Arbor Memorial Inc.
For further information: Media Contacts: Arbor Memorial Inc.: Dustin Wright, Director, Marketing Communications, 416-763-3230 ext. 3032, [email protected]; The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund: Purva Chury, Development Associate, [email protected], General inquiries: [email protected]