A year after Chantel John killed, community opens park in her memory – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202071 Views

Jan 09, 2020

‘She was a lovely young lady’ who loved nature and animals, says Colleen Lambert

It’s been one year since 28-year-old Chantel John was killed, and her community is marking the sombre anniversary with the opening of a memorial park.

John’s death hit Conne River hard, says Colleen Lambert, Miawpukek First Nation’s tourism, culture and recreation manager for the Miawpukek First Nation.

“The community was devastated at the time. We remember it vividly,” she said.

“It’s something that’s very difficult. We’re a very small community, a very close-knit community, and so everyone knows everyone, everyone knows the families. Chantel was very well-known in the community, such a young person. In fact, she went to school with my son.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/chantel-john-anniversary-park-ceremony-1.5420730

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