Thrift store raises funds for family bereavement camp

The interior of Kerry
The interior of Kerry's Boutique thrift store at 480 E. Columbia St. in New Westminster which will open July 6.
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Kerry's Boutique, a Sapperton thrift store dedicated to raising funds for the Camp Kerry Society, will have its grand opening July 6.

The non-profit society specializes in bereavement care for children and families. It was set up after young mother and wife Kerry Kirstiuk lost a battle with cancer. Her husband and children took advantage of a counselling program run by Dr. Heather Mohan. She had a dream of creating a special retreat for young families who have lost a loved one, and the society was set up to start one with the first being on Keats Island in 2007.

The store is at 480 East Columbia St. The opening will be kicked off by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tribal blessing Sunday, July 6 at noon.

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