Candle light vigil set for youngster

A candle light vigil to honour the memory of seven-year-old Jonathan Warren will happen this weekend, and a trust fund has been set up to help his mother, Linda Warren

  • Aug. 25, 2011 10:00 a.m.

A candle light vigil to honour the memory of seven-year-old Jonathan Warren will happen this weekend, and a trust fund has been set up to help his mother, Linda Warren.

The candle light vigil will be held at 7 p.m. this Sat. at the Sportsplex Skate Park. The family of Jonathan will be present, and while Warren family neighbour, Barb Ostler, said Linda is still struggling with grief, she appreciates all the emotional support she has received from the community already.

“She really appreciates all the teddy bears and flowers,” said Ostler. “Emotional support, just anything that’s going to help her.”

Ostler set up a trust fund through Coastal Community Credit Union. Anyone wishing to donate funds to help Linda can drop by one of these credit unions and mention her name.

Ostler fought back tears as she explained how hard this tragedy has been on Linda, not only emotionally, but financially as well.

“I know she’s had a lot of financial costs associated with this tragedy,” said Ostler. “It’s going to be a real struggle for her.”

Jonathan’s father Brent Allan Warren was charged with first degree murder as a result of the death of his son, and has been in custody since the end of July.

His case was adjourned until Sept. 12 for an arraignment by video.

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