A GoFundMe account has been created to support the families of the victims of the house fire in Oxford Mills. Bob and Gina Juneau and Johnny and Carol Rouillard were killed tragically in a house fire caused by a dry Christmas tree on January 10. The Juneaus had the Rouillards over for dinner, and when the tree caught fire, flames spread quickly throughout the home giving the couples no time to escape.
Last week, a GoFundMe account was created to help support the families as they grieve the loss of their loved ones.
“This tragic event is something that nobody could be prepared for, let alone navigate during a lockdown in a pandemic,” it says on the page. “The loss of a family home built by the patriarch is nothing compared to two families who mourn the loss of Johnny, Carol, Bob and Gina. To many of us, they were friends, parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and so much more. Our hearts are broken and we crave the hugs and touch that lift the soul. Since we cannot mourn and heal together as a community, we ask that you help the Rouillard and Juneau families with your prayers and love.”
In just four days, over $10,000 was raised to help pay for the many unforeseen costs that may lie ahead for the two families. Any extra money will be donated to charities that honour deceased. To donate, visit the GoFundMe website and search Juneau and Rouillard Families. (https://ca.gofundme.com/f/support-for-rouillard-juneau-families?qid=8082d9e08c90ac591a8bfa161b76688a)