Here in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a young girl (aged 16 at the time) was fatally struck by a vehicle in a crosswalk near her home in Dartmouth just over 3 years ago. She was a beloved girl and her story has made news all over the city, as she touched the lives of many. She was a hockey player, a friend, a teammate, and sister of many.
She has a blood drive, a charity, various events and hockey tournaments named after her. The Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) have named their Adopt-a-Child program after her, which allows underprivileged children a chance to watch the Halifax Mooseheads live.
She was a good friend of mine, and one of my best friends (who was romantically involved at the time of death) has recorded a very touching tribute to her released on the three year anniversary of her death.
Here is the youtube link to the life of Mary Beth Chaulk.
However, I really did not like the lyrics of the song. I can't stand hearing things like "God taking them away" or "They're up they're smiling down". It's doesn't make any sense, and there's a better way to pay tribute to someone than to recite redundant phrases. I am in no way trying to spark a religious/spirtual debate, by the way.