A Lake Country family has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for their father, who lost his home to fire this week.
The family of Ray Tremblay has established the fundraising page that has already garnered over $10,000 in donations, after a blaze earlier this week destroyed the man’s home and took many memories.
On the page (Click here for details and to donate) the family explains the situation.
“Many of you know that this tragedy didn’t start last night but many months ago when Sue, a wife, mother, sister and grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. She fought hard for over eight months but lost the battle on May 9; just two weeks ago.
“Sue asked to be cremated and Ray brought her home in a basket to have a service in July when all the family could come home. Unfortunately, Sue’s remains were in the house when the fire consumed it.
“Not only has Ray lost his wife but now her ashes and all the family keepsakes including her wedding ring. We all know that these items can’t be replaced and the blessing is that Ray woke up to make it out of the house but we would like to help him replace some of his personal effects and try to rebuild as best he can.”
Lake Country fire chief Steve Windsor says investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze. They have ruled out any suspicious activity but due to the amount of destruction, it is hard to determine exactly how it started.
Fire crews were called to the scene in the early morning hours of May 25 only to find the home fully engulfed by flames.
“We think it started outside,” said Windsor. “But the exact cause is being somewhat difficult to pinpoint because of the amount of destruction that took place. It was lucky the owner got out with that much fire going on.”