In honor of the 32-year-old mother, Lisa Gibson, whose body was lifted from Manitoba’s Red River almost three days after her children were found dead in the family’s bathtub, a memorial was held at their home on Thursday. The funeral home was packed with friends and family who mourned the loss of Lisa Gibson along with her two children, namely two-year-old Anna and infant son Nicholas, who also passed away a little while after they were found in the family’s Winnipeg home last week.
While Police has already disclosed several details into the death of the children, it is reported that Gibson suffered from postpartum depression as she was the last person to see her children because her husband was at work. At the time of funeral, the family requested all attendants to donate to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, as it will use them to help create workshops for families and health care workers. A representative of Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, Nicole Gamble, alleged that “at the end of the day, we just want to increase awareness, reduce the stigma and get people the resources they need.”
Later on a public vigil is also organized to take place on Thursday evening at The Forks in Winnipeg. Attendants are also recommended to sign up for the “Run for Mums” event, which is scheduled for September 25, and will also help raise money for Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. Event Organizer, Eddie Marion-Gerula, stated that “the more awareness we can bring for this, the better.”
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