John "Charlie" White, a good friend who was born and raised in Chapleau, Ontario, died on March 12, 2009. David McMillan sent me the following information about a way that his wife Jean and family believe "Charlie" would like to be remembered.
On behalf of Jean and the family David wrote:
March 12 is quickly approaching meaning it will then have been one full year since we lost Charlie unexpectedly.
At that time Jean and the family had intended to set up a Trust Account for a future Scholarship Fund in Charlie’s name where individuals could make memorial donations in lieu of flowers. In speaking with Jean recently, I’ve learned that the logistics of following that intended course of action are so overwhelming that the undertaking has unfortunately had to be abandoned.
As an alternative Jean and the family feel that Charlie’s second choice would have been to have donations made in his memory to St. John’s Anglican Church in Chapleau where, in his youth, Charlie was a member of the congregation. St. John’s was also an institution with which he maintained a close tie and relationship until his untimely passing.
In response to the e-mail with an accompanying link to Charlie’s obituary that had appeared in the Thunder Bay paper I’d sent out immediately following Charlie’s passing, several of you had requested more information and detail as to where you could make a donation in Charlie’s memory and this update provides that answer.
Cheques payable to St. John’s Anglican Church can be sent to the Church at Box 756, Chapleau, ON P0M 1K0 and be assured that your contribution will be greatly appreciated by both St. John’s and Charlie’s family.
Donation acknowledgements ( EXCLUDING MONETARY CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS ) will be forwarded to Jean by St. John’s as they are received, and formal receipts for Income Tax purposes will, regardless of the amount contributed, be mailed out to donors in January 2011.
Thanking you in advance for your attention to, and co-operation in, this matter, I remain,
Dave McMillan ( on behalf of Jean and the White family)
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