lives in Ontario,
Canada and arranged to have a little memorial put up in honor of
Baldwin. You can read a little about her cause and click on a link to
to her tribute page.
Memorial in park remembers Jeffrey
Updated: Sun Oct. 30 2005 10:51:12
CTV.ca News Staff
Toronto — Some people are making sure
a boy who allegedly died of neglect before his sixth birthday, will not
On Sunday, Greenwood Park became the
site of a memorial
to honour Baldwin's life.
Amanda Reed spearheaded the project.
In an emotional
speech, she told of how thoughts of the boy's life and death motivated
"Everyday I catch myself
wondering how he felt,
if he thought he deserved this. I wonder if he finally gave up waiting
on the help that never came and let his poor little life go,"
Weeks of alleged neglect from his
to the boy's death in November of 2002.
The Catholic Children's Aid Society
in his grandparents' care.
Now they are on trial for Jeffrey's
death. It is
alleged the boy had been locked in an unheated room with his sister,
food, for long periods of time until he died of starvation.
Evidence came out during the trial
that other adults
staying in the house did nothing to help the children.
Jeffrey's life may have ended in
obscurity, but many
people are now thinking about him.
Therese Rickman–Bull never knew him.
Still, she traveled
from Washington state just to attend the memorial's dedication.
"I hate to think he never had a
hug, that he
never had a blankie, no one to sing a lullaby ... all the things we do
to our children, he had none of that," said Rickman–Bull.
But family who love and miss the boy
dedicate the memorial.
Susan Dimitriadis, his paternal
was someone who loved
him. I loved him
since he was born."
The hope for Jeffrey Baldwin's
memorial is that it
will be a place to remember his short, tragic life.
My goal is to have all Children's Aid
accountable for their actions when placing or removing a child. They
responsible for societies most innocent, vulnerable and important
and should not forget this when making decisions on children's behalf.
They are playing god to these children with absolutely no one to
their actions or motives. It is past time that tax payers, parents, and
citizens of Canadian society stand up against the 'Canadian Mofia' and
say enough is enough. Thank you for visiting this blog, it's a great
“it will grow large and very
strong, as he
could not; because its leaves change in the fall, such as
has brilliant colour”
Amanda Reed about choosing a sugar
Placing flowers at the memorial.