Bereaved families in Ottawa honour their loves ones by releasing butterflies

It was a symbol of rejuvenation and remembrance as butterflies were released at the Beechwood Cemetery for the annual Butterfly Memorial hosted by Bereaved Families of Ontario-Ottawa Region.

“Uncle Kevin, I miss him and I love him,” said Autumn O’Reagan, who shared a private moment with her butterfly as she grieved the loss of her uncle alongside her grandmother Pierrette Tessier.

“It’s only eight weeks and I hadn’t had the opportunity to really show my emotion,” she said of her brother-in-law who passed away from cancer in March. “Today is going to allow me to release those emotions.”

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