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On April 27 Paulette and Pat attended the Youth Speaking Up Forum on professional care for LQBTQ2+ youth at Lakehead University in Orillia. It was sponsored by the Gilbert Centre and topics included healthcare, school, housing, families, mental health and employment. The information was excellent and the speakers were knowledgeable and dynamic. One of the organizers is Nelson Morgan and I asked if they would provide some thoughts….
I’m 22 years old and am a recent graduate of the Arts and Design Fundamentals certificate program at Georgian College. I am extremely interested in Digital Photography, particularly Still Life and Nature Shots. I am very adept at photoshop and enjoy using my computer to enhance and create pieces of digital artwork.
I am Marshall Abbott. I am a painter with experience in other mediums. My work is non-realistic, sometimes fantastical, often abstract or surreal. My goal in my work is to create art that is a window into another world. Worlds that are noticeably not real but created with enough detail that one can easily suspend their disbelief and believe it could be.
On March 5, 2018 we lost a wonderful person. On that day, Andrew Roy passed away suddenly at 28.
It has been a very difficult month for everyone but last week, we came together to celebrate Andrew’s life. We talked about Andrew the collector, the gamer, the friend, the mediator, the talker and debater and of course - Andrew the Entertainer. Many members of the Social Club, friends from the Transition to Life course, parents and Andrew’s family members shared stories and memories of a wonderful person that left us far too soon. Thanks to everyone who joined us.
Here are a few highlights of the evening….
Passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 5, 2018 at the 28. Loving son of Karen Roy (Dave Thomson) and Larry Roy. Loving brother to Tyler Roy (Stephanie ) and cherished uncle of Henry. Andrew’s cheerful and easy going nature will be sadly missed by all, including his grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and his Social Club friends. Andrew will always be remembered as a lovable and gentle giant. Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME(445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Friday March 9, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11 o’clock a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Memorial Donations to Autism Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be forwarded through adamsfuneralhome.ca