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Guy Lavigne R.I.P.
October 14, 2007 permalink
Guy Lavigne, a member of the board of directors of F4J Canada, was found dead on Friday. Our earlier statement that his death was the indirect result of family court action seems to be unjustified in light of a clarification in the addendum below. A memorial gathering is planned at Parliament Hill for October 31.
October 13, 2007
It is in numbness I write this.
One of our long standing activists has succeeded in taking his own life after multiple attempts.
Guy Lavigne, Director on the Fathers 4 Justice board and friend passed away sometime between Thursday am and Friday am.
Many of you knew him only from these lists.
Others knew him as friend.
I will post funeral details when available.
I really don't know what more to say, I am lost.
October 14, 2007
Members of Fathers 4 Justice Canada will be travelling from Toronto and surrounding areas to Ottawa ( Parliament Hill ) on Wednesday, October 31st to send the message that we do not want anymore DEAD DADS and that we want parents to be more than GHOST parents ( parents only allowed to be there in 'spirit' )
If you want to participate, contact me ASAP.
I need to know numbers so I can arrange transportation for everyone.
Other noteworthy dates - November 20th Child's Day 393 University Ave in Toronto, will other cities be participating?
Upcoming high profile actions - NOT to be announced
December 21/22 - NATIONAL - Santa Marches for family justice ( With a twist this year, we will be going directly to the Premier's home in our chapter provinces and delivering cards - more details on this to follow )
Fathers 4 Justice Canada
Photos provided by Brian Jenkins.
Addendum: Here is a later email from Kris Titus clarifying the situation.
There seems to be some confusion surrounding Guy's death.
Guy did not die because he was denied access to his children.
Guy had the opportunity, after his fight, to be an equal parent to his children over the past several years.
Guy did continue to fight for others who were denied their kids.
Guy died because of an entirely separate situation and because he did not receive the treatment and care he needed to deal with the situation.
Some upsetting e-mails have been sent and read by Guy's children and the family would like this stopped.
Because of this, they have now requested that police be present in case of a problem with any of us at the funeral.
Please word any condolence letters accordingly.
Funeral details should be released in a day or two as his body gets released tomorrow.
Addendum: The funeral will take place on Friday, October 19.
FUNERAL FOR GUY LAVIGNE
Family and Friends, Local Residents, Politicians and Fathers Activists to gather in Hawkesbury to pay final tribute and farewell to well known and popular Fathers Rights Activist Guy Lavigne.
Visitation/Viewing: will be held at the Funeral Home Salon Funéraire Berthiaume, 1243, rue Lansdowne in Hawkesbury, Ontario on Thursday Evening, 18th October between 7 pm to 10 pm and Friday Morning 19th October between 9 am and 10:30 am .
The Funeral/Service will be on Friday Morning at 11:00 am at the Parish Church of St-Alphonse on Main street (rue Principale -besides Tim Hortons)
Source: email from Jeremy Swanson