Body of missing Toronto woman Kit Currie found.
There were posters all over Toronto, with the photograph of Kit (Catherine) Currie and a brief description of her missing persons case.
Currie had been reported missing from the Toronto area, last seen on Friday August 14, 2014, while getting on her bicycle at Queen Street West and Bathurst Avenue.
Toronto police put out a missing person's report on August 22, 2014.
She lived in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood and judging by how many of the missing person posters I saw spread out downtown, she was well loved.
The photo that accompanied the poster was of a 50 year old woman with an ever-so-slight smile on her face; though she is described as looking much younger than her 50 years.
On Monday September 8, 2014, her sister, Jennifer Currie-Roy, sadly confirmed that they had found her remains near her bicycle, which was also declared missing.
Police have informed her family but have yet to make an official announcement.
What the family knows is that police found Currie's bicycle and bike helmet Friday September 5, 2014, in a wooded area near Rosedale Valley Road and Mount Pleasant Road, with a woman's remains nearby.
As reported in the Toronto Star, police have not publically confirmed that the remains were of Currie and police have told the Star that her case is still listed as missing. The cause of her death is still unknown.
On the Facebook page, "Help Find Kit Currie," which has over 1,500 likes, the site is peppered with photos of her and words of condolence. Here, the family announced that the police have indeed found her body.
On September 6, 2014, the family posted:
"We have found our beloved Kit. The Currie Brown family requests privacy at this time to make arrangements for her service. We are extremely grateful to all of you who helped us find her, she was well loved. In remembrance of Kit our family has decided to support the SAR Dogs of Ontario, and the Canadian Mental Health Association."
Details of her memorial/ceremony of life are as follows:
"Artscape at Gibraltar Point on the Toronto Islands
Toronto Ferries runs three times an hour till 7:30 PM (go to Hanlan's or Centre Island) less frequent thereafter. Information to come for anyone with mobility concerns.
WHEN: Start gathering at 4:00 PM on Saturday September 27, 2014.
Wiccan-based memorial service open to all starts at 5:00 PM: Anyone can attend this memorial service led by Catherine Starr, Wiccan Chaplain and coordinator for the Campus Chaplains Association at the University of Toronto.
Potluck dinner to follow -- bring food to share!
Fire, drumming, dancing and performances from 7:00–10:00 PM. Bring lanterns to carry to the beach!
Art show of work done by Kit and inspired by her."
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