Butterfly Memorial Event 2023
Butterfly Puzzle Fundraiser - $30.00
This puzzle was created exclusively for BFO Ottawa. The puzzle has 1000 pieces and there are 33 global species of butterflies that represent Hope and Transformation. To purchase a puzzle and make arrangements for pickup in various parts of the city, please contact Micheline Lepage at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (613) 791-1261
Purchase can be made by e-transfer to the email email@example.com, or via the secure website Canada Helps by credit card.
Save the date! Walk to Remember 2023
Save the date! Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony 2023
Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony 2022
Walk to Remember 2022
On Sunday September 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. many came to our Walk to Remember event.
Rocks were painted to commemorate loved ones and the walk through the beautiful Beechwood gardens was enjoyed by all on a beautiful sunny day.
Butterfly Memorial Event 2022
On Sunday, June 12, the Ottawa community came together to experience the Butterfly Memorial Event, by BFO-Ottawa. Many came in person or tuned in virtually to watch the ceremony at Beechwood, Canada's National Cemetery, to remember their loved ones.
We want to thank our guest speaker, Tina Boileau, for sharing with us her story of the loss of her son Jonathan, also known as the Butterfly Child in the Ottawa region, who was born with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB)
In the midst of a rainy day, the sun came out for the symbolic release of beautiful live butterflies in the gardens of Beechwood Cemetery.
You can view the event on our YouTube channel.
Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony 2021
Each year in December, BFO Ottawa’s community comes together to remember and honour our loved ones.
On Sunday, December 19, 2021, Beechwood’s Sacred Space was basked in candlelight as we listened to BFO Ottawa’s Board Chair Elaine Dean speak about her journey with grief, followed by the beautiful operatic voice of Chelsea Honeyman who sang ‘Song for a Winter’s Night’.
During the ceremony, everyone lit a candle in memory of their loved ones.
Thank you to our event sponsor, Amica the Glebe, to Beechwood, Canada’s National Cemetery for their ongoing support, and to Nicole Frenette, who was our master of ceremonies.
Visit our YouTube channel to watch the video of the ceremony