A special service is planned for Saturday afternoon for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, medical termination, stillbirth, or shortly after the birth.
It’s presented by support group Mourning Mothers at Langley Lawn Cemetery, site of the Unknown Baby plaque dedicated to the memory of these babies.
The memorial is a spot where parents from across the Lower Mainland may come to reflect on their loss.
The Oct. 15 services starts at 1:30 p.m., at Langley Lawn Cemetery, 4393 208 Street.
The remembering service will include short speeches and celebrations. Relatives in attendance will be given the chance to sign a card in memory of their child or children. Attendees are encouraged to bring flowers to place on the plaque, light a candle, or read a poem or other gesture of remembrance they’d like to share.
Donations towards the cost of the plaque will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call Susan Simmons, Mourning Mothers facilitator, at 604-575-0313.