WINNIPEG – It’s tough sufficient to bury a liked one, however think about having to undergo the method twice for a similar particular person.
A Manitoba household was horrified to study their father, who died on Christmas day and was laid to relaxation in early January, was buried within the flawed gravesite.
Dan Griffith, 62, died immediately. It was a heartbreaking loss for his household.
What made the loss of life much more tough to course of, is that 10 days after saying their remaining goodbyes and putting Griffith within the floor, the household was requested to dig up their father’s physique and transfer him.
“I obtained a name from the reeve of Deloraine-Winchester and was suggested via that cellphone name that apparently the plot the place my dad was already buried on Jan. 4 had been beforehand offered to different members of the group,” stated considered one of his daughters Amanda Griffith-Conway.
Griffith-Conway says she was in disbelief when she was informed a mapping error was chargeable for the error.
She contacted the opposite household concerned in an effort to work it out, nonetheless, there’s restricted room within the graveyard and the opposite household already has family members buried shut by and so they don’t need to hand over the plot.
She says they need them to maneuver their father.
“We’re positively working with a lawyer proper now to see what our choices are, however we don’t know quite a lot of what the end result goes to be at this level,” she stated.
Griffith-Conway says her father was a extremely revered member of the group who wouldn’t want this example on anybody.
On account of COVID-19, an everyday funeral wasn’t doable, however group members lined their vehicles up in an honour guard, lining the route from the city’s centre to the cemetery.
Griffith-Conway says any closure that they had from laying him to relaxation is gone now.
“We had been simply sort of beginning to take a few steps ahead within the strategy of grieving and mourning and getting again to work and making an attempt to get routine again in our lives and abruptly we get this name and had been just about proper again to sq. one once more.”
CityNews reached out to the municipality workplaces of Deloraine-Winchester, which didn’t reply to the interview request.
As for the household, they’re simply hoping this all will get sorted out sooner reasonably than later, because it’s precipitated quite a lot of stress, throughout an already tough time.