More info from Kitty Jones on Facebook:
I had a phone conversation with Charlotte this evening. I had emailed her asking “what would you like us to tell the orienteering community?” Here are her answers. Feel free to circulate to the people you think would like to know this.
There will be a small private service for only the immediate family on Tuesday, April 24. Sometime in May or June, there will be a celebration of Adrian’s life – “a big party” – to which orienteers across Canada and all Adrian’s other circles of friends etc will be welcome. Perhaps even with an orienteering event?! It will be planned later – no date set yet. There will not be a funeral as such.
Condolences can be mailed to the Orienteering Canada (OC) address: 1239 Colgrove Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 5C3.
The obituary is not yet done. However, it will include a list of options for donations, based on the list of charities in Adrian’s will. This list includes Orienteering Canada’s Endowment Fund as well as SOGO Adventure Running (FWOC’s junior program), and other charities, and will probably include the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well.
For orienteers who wish to donate to either the Orienteering Canada Endowment Fund, or SOGO Adventure Running, you can choose one of the methods described on OC’s “Donate” webpage here: http://www.orienteering.ca/get-involved/donate/
It is possible that Orienteering Canada might send out more specific information about this in the next week or so. At present, you cannot donate to SOGO Adventure Running through Chimp, and therefore, if you want a tax receipt for a SOGO donation, you’d have to send a cheque or E-transfer to OC and specify that you want it to go to SOGO. Then the OC Treasurer would send you a tax receipt later. If you choose to donate to the Endowment Fund, doing that through Chimp will automatically provide you with a tax receipt.
For orienteers in the Calgary area, Charlotte will need friends to spend time with her for several months at least, because she is feeling that she cannot be alone 24/7. Family will be there for the next 2 weeks or so, but after that, she will need company for potentially a long time. I promised we would be there for her for the long term.
Charlotte’s words: “I can’t imagine Adrian not being in this world any more, making things better in the world. But he is still making a difference in the world, even though he isn’t here [through all the innovative ideas he has worked on over the years]. Donations are good, because it shows he is still making a difference in the world, making the world better.” “I am grateful that people are reaching out to me. I have been on the phone a lot. I’ve had hundreds of emails, which I love, but I have not been able to read them all. Keep reaching out to me. But probably not on the phone for the next couple of weeks.”
I hope this is helpful.