Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony

On Sunday December 4, 2022, from 5-6 pm, the Ottawa community gathered to remember and honour our loved ones at BFO Ottawa’s annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony.
Candlelight 2022 English new poster

Walk to Remember

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. 

New Project - 2022-10-12T123234.866

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.

BFO Ottawa

Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony

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

BFO Ottawa