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Family devastated after cross “stolen” from spot where their loved one died

KAWARTHA LAKES-Monica Roberts relished having her brother living closer to her the last four years.

“I was fortunate enough to have my brother move to Cannington for the last four years of his life and we enjoyed each other‘s company more often than we had since we were kids living with our parents in Scarborough.” Roberts told Kawartha 411.

Those times have special meaning now. Geoffrey Roberts was killed in a tragic car accident on December 15, 2019. Roberts says the accident was blamed on the weather and Geoffrey was the only fatality.

Roberts works at Brock High School and with the help of the wood working teacher she spent countless hours making a cross to mark the spot where Geoffrey was killed. The cross was erected June 19, 2020 so the family could go to that site on Geoffrey’s birthday.  He would have been 62 on July 7th.
The accident site is on the west side of Simcoe Street south of Ramsay and north of High St just south of Manilla.  Roberts says she had permission from the farmer who owns the land to erect the cross. On June 25th Roberts says she noticed the cross was gone. She says she contacted the roads department and was told they did not remove the cross. The farmer says she didn’t remove it either.
“i was very upset when I noticed it was gone, i really miss my brother and this is just devastating.” Roberts says. “I feel so helpless.”
According to Roberts, by the way it was removed it appears the cross was stolen, although she doesn’t know why anyone would do such a thing. She wants it back in time for her brothers birthday.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the cross is asked to contact Monica Roberts at 705-878-3231.


Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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