Thursday, February 10, 2011

death in Orillia

Police are investigating the death of the 45-year-old man whose body was discovered Wednesday morning lying in the snow behind a home near Couchiching Beach Park. Orillia OPP haven't said whether there was foul play involved, but the person who found the body didn't see any signs. This could be another sign that homelessness and poverty is a bigger issue in Orillia than many care to acknowledge. article: orillia packet

In other deaths:
Jordan Morrison, the young autistic man from Barrie who was killed at a resort near Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, was an uncle of a family connected to an OCC family. article: orillia packet

Kimberley Blackwell who was shot and killed in Costa Rica last week is the brother of an Orillian man. article: orillia packet

These last two deaths are reminders that all roads lead to Orillia; but more than that, how interconnected our lives are, how fragile life is and no matter where we go and what we are doing [vacationing: Jordan Morrison; developing a self-sustainable co-operative organic chocolate business: Samaritan Xocolata, employing local women and families] there are dangers.

I invite you to pray for the families.

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