Vigil held in remembrance of Navan youth
On Monday, September 20, hundreds of friends and family gathered at the memorial at the site of the fatal crash that cost three young lives one year ago.
Brad Rivington, Chris Sabean and Ginny Marko were commemorated with bouquets of flowers, photos and candles, as a bagpiper played and mourners bowed their heads in silence to remember their friends, schoolmates and family members.
Early Sunday, Sept. 20 2009 Rivington, 19, Sabean, 19 – both Cairine Wilson Secondary School graduates and Navan residents – and Marko, 16, who was attending Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, were killed in a crash on Heuvelmans Road.
The small community gathered together to share stories and remember the “sparkling personality” of each youth.
“The good memories become a living testament to them,” said Rev. John WilkerBlakely. “We are bound together by our memories.”
A sign posted above the bouquets of flowers read, ‘Forever in our Hearts.’
Courtney Lebeau attended Cairine Wilson with Rivington and Sabean. “This is where we all came after the accident to comfort each other,” she said. “It’s important to celebrate their lives. They were really wonderful people.”