Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR), in partnership with Kitchener Cemeteries, hosts an annual event to support the healing process for those who have lost loved ones.

2022 Event details

Date and time:

  • Sunday Sept. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. 


Come together with the support of your community to celebrate the life of a loved one by releasing a beautiful painted lady butterfly in their memory. We are very pleased to be able to return to an in-person event this year and bring people together who can relate to each other’s experiences. 

Butterfly pick-up, refreshments, live music, and crafts for kids will run from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony. The butterfly release and walk will begin at 2:30 p.m. You can also share pictures to be included in a slideshow or honour your loved one with a memorial sign that will be placed along the walking path at Williamsburg Cemetery. 

Butterflies and memory signs can be purchased online at through the Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region website or by calling 519-603-0196. The deadline for purchases is Friday, August 26.
Purchase is not necessary to attend, all are welcome.

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