Vigil held in re­mem­brance of Na­van youth

Orleans Star - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.”

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