Good evening Crusaders,
It is with a heavy heart that I am informing you of a loss in our community. As many of you know, Maria Neufeld passed away last week in her home surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her 5 daughters, 3 of whom currently attend our school. A 4th graduated just last year.
The support that was shown for the family at the funeral home this past week was overwhelming and was another reminder of the amazing community that we are all so lucky to be a part of. So many Crusaders, past and present, along with their families, came to the funeral home to show their support and to share stories and memories of Maria. The strength that was shown by her 5 daughters was impressive and they are such a role model for so many of us.
With the family’s permission, I can tell you all that the oldest daughter, in her early twenties, is now the sole guardian of her 4 sisters. She is taking on this challenge, and she is maintaining her aspirations to go back to school in the fall and finish her degree.
They need our help.
We have set up a “Go Fund Me” account to assist them with the needs that may arise in the immediate future as they begin to develop their “new normal”. I would ask that you visit the site, learn a little more about the family and make a donation if you can. Any amount that you might be able to donate would be of great assistance. At the very least, please visit the site, offer a prayer and take a little extra time to give your own children a special hug. It is something that we so often take for granted.
Thank you for your time and your respect for the girls during this difficult time.
The Go Fund Me account can be found at:
https://ca.gofundme.com/; then, in the search bar, type “In Memory of Maria Neufeld”
Have a great weekend with your families.