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Boys make Cancer Care donation in memory of grandmother

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

Two youth from Oakville made a touching donation to Central Plains Cancer Care, Tuesday, in memory of their grandmother.

After their grandmother Marlene Nutbean passed on Jul. 6, 2012 Leif and Tynan Nutbean, aged 11 and eight, honoured her memory by building a wishing well from Lego.

One of the family's favorite activities when visiting Marlene Nutbean at her care home was to go outside and throw pennies into the fountain. The family would also sometimes skip rocks. After her death it seemed a fitting tribute.

The Lego wishing well featured a garden, as well as a Lego man and his dog meant to represent their grandfather and his dog Goldie.

The fountain was placed out at her funeral, and the boys gathered their own pennies, which they had planned on tossing in the fountain with their grandmother before she passed, and donated them to Cancer Care in memory of the breast cancer survivor. The total donation was $2.38.

Daisy Dowhy said the donation was wonderful, and that is exactly what Central Plains Cancer Care would like to see more of - young people getting involved.

More to come on this story.

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