A GoFundMe has been launched for the family of a Langford teen who tragically passed in Goldstream Park last week.
16-year-old Andre Courtemanche was reported missing after leaving his home on the evening of New Year’s Day, and his body was discovered in Goldstream Provincial Park on the evening of January 9th.
According to the GoFundMe, which has been organized by Cheryl Brown, Andre was suffering from depression and anxiety when he left his home on January 1st.
“After fighting for two years to get Andre some help coping, his parents received a call for the long waited appointment two days after their beloved son went missing. Too little too late,” reads the GoFundMe page.
“Tragically Andre took his life and his body was recovered in Goldstream Park. It’s time for something to be done about the Goldstream Trestle.”
Funds raised will go towards erecting barriers on the Niagra Trestle, as well as to help support Andre’s family in laying him to rest, says the page.
The GoFundMe campaign has a goal of $20,000, and as of this publication, has already raised $2,295.
You can find and donate to the GoFundMe campaign online here.
If you or someone you know needs help, call the B.C. Crisis Centre Distress Line number at 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433.