Chilliwack – The final chapter towards closure. As those involved with the search for Ethal Grace Baranyk are taking down the posters around Chilliwack, her family has announced a public memorial.
The celebration of life for Grace will be at St. Paul’s Church on Friday September 20 at 7PM (Doors open at 6 PM). That was where the search command centre was set up.
Organizers do expect a large turnout so if you are able to car pool, please do so.
The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. This is the link where you will find the live stream;http://chilliwacklutheran.com/Watch-ChurchOnline?fbclid=IwAR0VVLC4K2f6buOluyapJ3KDMJgyn48cOw2bHvcOZnp6zJ1CVmFaayAzubM
NOTE: Overflow parking will be available at St Mary’s Church. Handicap parking available at the North end of the Church, with elevator available at North end entrance.There will also be a reception with refreshments and desserts following the service.
Nephew Dick Richards said “We thought this was fitting, Thank you for your continuing support. #keepgraceinthelight. Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.”
On July 13, 86 year old Ethel ‘Grace’ Baranynk was last seen by a caregiver in the 45000-block of Lenora Crescent. That was around 10:30 AM.
The extensive search went viral and the community had never seen an outpouring of love and concern for one person, as was this case.
On August 21 remains were found at a still undisclosed location. Two days later, the Coroner confirmed it was Grace.
Grace’s family have asked that donations be made to the Canadian Dementia Action Network.