Aislinn O'Rourke, Invermere, BC. Daughter died of a Fentanyl overdose at the age of 17 on December, 28 2016
Bonnie Parkes-Bourassa, Kamloops, BC. Son Marc Harrie born on July 2nd 1978, died Dec 29th 2016
Carol Young, Vancouver, BC. I have not lost my son yet. He has been using for over 20 years now. Every day I am afraid I will get that call and I want to work to change drug policy to decriminalize all drugs and to focus on harm reduction.
Carol Mackie, Salt Spring Island, BC. Daughter Kate died July 6, 2016 of a Fentanyl overdose.
Carolyn Mills, Maple Ridge, BC. Son died from an overdose September 13th 2016, age 42.
Carrie and Troy Koski, Kelowna, BC. Son, Mathew died June 5th 2016 of an overdose.
Cheryl Puska, Kelowna, BC. Son died from an overdose June 6, 2015.
Cheryl Wolbers, Surrey, BC. Brother who had struggled with substance use died in rock climbing accident on May 14, 2016.
Chris A., BC. Person with lived experience.
Cyndi Lion, Kamloops, BC. Daughter, age 19, died from an accidental overdose on September 24, 2016.
Darlana Treloar, Powell River, BC. Sean Robert Treloar, age 27, died from a Fentanyl overdose on May 6, 2016 .
Diane Hannah. Squamish, BC. Son Lee, age 29, died from a methadone overdose in 2008.
Dalene Bodechon, Courtney, BC. Daughter Jordan Ashley, age 22, died due to heroin related causes on December 11, 2016.
Donna Diduck, BC
Donna Smith, Lone Butte, BC. Son Derrick, age 29, died from a Fentanyl overdose on March 19, 2016.
Fernand Magnin, Victoria, BC. Daughter Bria Magnin-Forster, age 30, died from a Fentanyl overdose on May 2, 2016.
Gail Winstanley, Pender Island, BC
Iris Youngberg, Vernon, BC
Jane Harding, Cloverdale, BC. Son, Michael, age 29, died from a Fentanyl overdose on Feb 5, 2016.
Janice Walker, Victoria, BC. Son Joe Wijohn-Walker, age 25, died from a Fentanyl overdose on December 11, 2016
Jason Wills, Kelowna, BC. My little brother passed away in 2016 due to a Fentanyl overdose. Our family has been crushed by our lost and I would like to help out anyway I can.
Jennifer Woodside, Port Moody, BC. Son Dylan, age 21, died of a Fentanyl overdose on April 4, 2014. Jennifer is a MSTH ally and founding member of the BC based The Voice of the Family.
Judith Bertholm, Surrey, BC. Son Preston, age 19, died from a Fentanyl overdose on March 11th, 2017.
Karma Russell, Cloverdale, BC. Daughter Kieana Justine Russell
Kelsey Sheppy, Kelowna, BC. Younger brother died from an overdose on March 13, 2016 just a week shy of his 30th birthday.
Kerry Henriksen, Victoria, BC. Son Dan Pelletier, age 30, died from a Fentanyl overdose on July 8th 2016.
Liz Tabor, Armstrong, BC. Grandson Tyler died from an accidental overdose in 2016.
Lorrie Maude, Vancouver, BC. Son Jamie Dexter, age 33, died from an accidental overdose on May 5, 2015.
Maureen Christensen, Powell River, BC. Son Anton Christensen-Lemieux, age 24, died of a Fentanyl overdose on March 19th, 2017.
Maureen C. Ferrier, Yarrow, BC. Son Daniel died by suicide in April, 2013 after many years of fighting addiction, to alcohol and cocaine.
Nadia Fink, Victoria, BC
Rodney Munro, Victoria, BC. Family member with lived experience.
Sarah Rae, Pender Island, BC. Daughter with lived experience.
Shannon Sullivan, New Westminster, BC. Son Patrick Norris Colby, age 38, died from a Fentanyl overdose on January 4 2017.
Theresa Simmonds, Dawson Creek, BC. Son Micheal, 21 years old, died from an overdose on July 1st, 2016 .
Tricia Highley, BC. Daughter Chloe Grace Highley, age 18, from a heroin overdose on died April 26, 2015.
Valerie Fetherston, BC
Veronica Staddon, BC
Amy Graves, Edmonton, AB, brother Josh died 2011 from illicit use of prescription drugs.
Angela Welz, Edmonton, AB. Daughter Zoe, age 18, died from an accidental Fentanyl overdose on November 7, 2016. Zoe was a vibrant, beautiful and smart young woman who had her entire life ahead of her, but sadly was not able to get the help she so desperately needed and her family is left shattered and heartbroken by her death.
Angela Staines, Edmonton, AB.
Angie Dzaman, Spruce Grove, AB. Nephew Tyler Laybolt, died from Fentanyl laced cocaine in on Nov 6 2016.
Archer Karr, Edmonton, AB. Brother died from opioid overdose. Watching the suffering of his mother motivated Archer to speak out and become and ally of MSTH.
Catherine Maxwell-Day, Spruce Grove, AB. Brother Kelley died of an opioid overdose.
Colleen Westgarth and Megan Westgarth, Medicine Hat, AB. Son and brother Michael Shane Westgarth died of a drug overdose on January 1, 2017 at the age of 33.
Derek Osterland, Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Son Cody Derek William (Toaster) Osterland, Died September 21, 2016, at 23 year of age, from a possible overdose. Still waiting for the investigation into his death to be completed.
Elaine Hyshka, Edmonton, AB. A MSTH ally. Assistant Professor, University of Alberta School of Public Health, member of Access to Medically Supervised Injection Services Edmonton (AMSISE). "I am a researcher focused on advancing a public health approach to substance." https://www.ualberta.ca/public-health/about/faculty-staff/academic-listing/elaine-hyshka
Faye Gray, St. Albert, AB. Daughter Lindsey, age 33, from an overdose of Fentanyl and crystal meth on November 2, 2015, leaving behind a young son.
Heather, Calgary, AB. Son died March 22, 2015 of a heroin overdose.
Holly Meints, Fort McMurray, AB. Son Christopher Daniel S., age 28, died on August 8, 2016, from a Fentanyl overdose.
Jessica Holtsbaum, Calgary, AB. Brother, Nathan Huggins-Rosenthal on February 17th, 2016.
Jordan Lanti, Edmonton, AB. Lost my boyfriend and father of my daughter, Todd Michael Chambers, age 29. He died from an overdose on October 5th, 2016.
Juanita O'Reilly, Edmonton, AB. Son died from an overdose in April 2014.
Karen Ann Huggins, Calgary, AB. Son, Nathan Huggins-Rosenthal on February 17th, 2016.
Kari Ursulescu, Medicine Hat, AB. My best friend, love of my life and soulmate lost his battle to addiction on October 22 2016 at the age of 31 years old. Riley was sober for almost one year, then needed open heart surgery which lead to a relapse which then lead to his overdose of pain medications. Riley passed away at his parents place. The day he died, I lost myself.
Kym Porter, Medicine Hat, AB. Son, Neil Balmer, age 32, died on July 1, 2016 of an overdose. He was loved and well liked by many. He had an amazing sense of humour.
Leslie Keith, Edmonton, AB. Son Matthew, age 28, died October 22, 2015 from an accidental Fentanyl overdose.
Linda Al Marzook,Calgary, AB. Mother of son with lived experience.
Lowell Evans, Edmonton, AB. Son, age 19, died from an accidental overdose on November 27, 2014.
Louise Dexter, Medicine Hat, AB. Son Jamie Dexter, age 33, died from an accidental overdose on May 5, 2015.
Michelle Hartley, Calgary, AB. Son Cody James Richard Bucar, age 30, died from an drug overdose of methamphetamine, possibly laced with Fentanyl, on March 9, 2017.
born Nov 24 1986, passed away suddenly March 9 2017
Niki Lucas, Grande Prairie, AB. Son Dustin Robert Lucas 27 years of age, died February 23, 2016.
Regan Magnus, Edmonton, AB. Mother of child with lived experience.
Rosalind Davis, Calgary AB. Partner, Nathan Huggins-Rosenthal, died February 17, 2016 from a Fentanyl overdose.
Shawn Proctor, Calgary, AB. Friends lost children due to the opioid crisis.
Shawna Taylor, Airdrie, AB. Child with lived experience in recovery.
Sheila Horst, Spruce Grove, AB. Son Kenny Horst, age 33, died on July 25, 2016 from an accidental overdose after being in recovery for 144 days.
Susan Robblee, Sherwood Park, AB. Susan is advocating for more more flexible and cost effective treatment resources within primary care and close to where people live.
Joanne Brown, St. Andrews, MB. Son Myles, age 27, died on Oct 3, 2016 from accidental carfentynal overdose. Joanne and other family members have lived experience.
Susan Wiebe, Grunthal, MB.
Charlene Hegel, Saskatoon, SK. Son Garret, age 27, died from a Fentanyl overdose on February 1 2017. He was a wonderful son and father he left behind a 5 year old son.
Robin Foster, Saskatoon, SK.
Cindy Harrison, Ottawa ON. Son Joshua Harrison, age 25, died from a fentanyl overdose on August 27, 2016.
Jen Springett, Dryden, ON. Son, Fisher Steven Clayton, age 18, died on March 25 2016 from a drug related accident, after being refused admittance for a psychiatric assessment in January 2016, and after 11 years of mental health therapy.
Jennifer Johnston, St. Catharines, ON. Son Jonathan, age 25, died of a Fentanyl overdose on April 20, 2016. He was working as the head chef at Origin restaurant in Toronto. http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/04/20/fentanyl-niagaras-silent-killer
Jo-Ann Rundle, Cambride, ON
Laura Hamberg, Mississauga, ON. Estranged husband died of a Fentanyl over dose in July 2015. Leaving her two daughters, age 10 and 14, without a father.
Rita St Onge, Wasaga Beach, ON. Son Joel left Ontario in July of 2013 to go to BC. On Dec 8 2013 he died of a drug overdose of Fentanyl. He was 32 years old.
Sandi Tantardini, Beamsville, ON. Son Scott, age 28, died from an overdose on August 27, 2016, less than 24 hours after being released from a treatment facility in Alberta. He had been in recovery for 21 months, but had relapsed prior to entering the treatment centre.
Stacy Vanmierlo, Lindsay, ON. Family member with lived experience.
Sue Tait, Bracebridge, ON. Family member with lived experience.
Denise Woodford, Mt. Pearl, NL. Youngest son, Logan A. Mullins, age 22, died from an accidental Fentanyl overdose on August 20, 2016.