Mount Brydges comes together to support Kernaghan family following crash
Published Monday, February 12, 2018 7:07AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 12, 2018 6:49PM EST
Skates are being hung from mailboxes in Mount Brydges as the community comes together to mourn the loss of a thirteen year old girl following a crash over the weekend.
Avery Kernaghan was killed after two vehicles collided on Glendon Drive west of London Saturday afternoon.
Avery’s father, Douglas Kernaghan, is in critical condition. The pair were on their way to the Ontario Regional Synchronized Skating Championships in Komoka when the crash occurred.
Now in memory Avery and solidarity with the family Mount Brydges residents have taken to hanging pairs of skates from their mailboxes.
A call to residents was put on Facebook, Sunday afternoon:
“Mt Brydges has felt a horrible loss. In efforts to show solidarity & sympathy for the Kernaghan family, some members of the community have decided to hang figure skates from their mailboxes or porches. All our love & prayers go out to Chrissy, Doug & Matt. Our hearts are truly broken from the grief of this loss.”
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up for the family with a goal of $20,000.
Avery is being remembered as an active member in the figure skating and synchronized skating community.
“Her fierce nature and contagious smile, will be embedded in our memories for a lifetime,” reads the GoFundMe Page.