Sunday, January 19, 2014

Last Tuesday's GO Train "pedestrian fatality" on the Barrie line -- he has a name

Alexander Nicholas Roy-Lachapelle was the only child of his parents, Richard and Marsha, of Aurora.

He was 17.

Two days after his death, a video contest Alexander entered with fellow students at his high school beat out several other schools and claimed the top prize - $10,000 towards prom.

Please read Alexander's memorial and if you can, respect his parents' wishes and make a donation to the charity mentioned.

Thank you.


Bicky said...

So very sad.

Anonymous said...

It's one thing to feel nothing when we never learn of the outcome of a service delay or cancellation and entirely another when there's a follow-up. I don't think I'll bitch about a suicide again.
I'm sorry this young man felt he had to end his life.
I was bullied. It does get better.

Anonymous said...

so heartbreaking, thank you for sharing. Funding towards mental health treatment/research is greatly needed.
God bless his family.

C.J. Smith said...

Coupled with anti-bullying programs, it's becoming extremely important.

Anonymous said...

It's a French Immersion school, not French only. There is an English program and then the Immersion program at the school.

C.J. Smith said...

Thank you for letting me know. I have corrected it

Sylv said...

So sad :(

Anonymous said...

What people don't realize exactly how many Alexanders we hit out there every year. It's rare that their stories get published.

signed, Train operator

Subliminal said...

The time we lose in our day is insignificant compared to what the Alexanders and their families lose on that day and in their lifetime as a result.

While taking an earlier train at a time of a fatality will not ensure we get to work on time perhaps we should all take an earlier train than the one that gets us all to work at the last minute, on the hope that everything runs perfectly, in honour of those who's life ends by the train, not merely inconvenienced by a 15+ minutes delay.

If we did it would be not only be a more positive experience daily but also still claimable for the service guarantee while possibly getting to work on time to boot.

My condolences to the family for their tragic loss.