After covering a murder scene on Adelaide Street in late May, I often drive by the home where the victim, Jared McKnight, lived and where he died, four doors down.
There is a memorial to McKnight on the front lawn of the home where he lived near the intersection of Hamilton. Flowers and other items have been placed there.
Recently I saw a man, perhaps his father, down on his hands and knees by the tribute site, tending to it.
McKnight lived in the home with his father and brother. Perry Eggett has been charged with second-degree murder.
Life has gone on for others in the neighbourhood, but has it for the man tending the memorial?
With flowers adorning your front lawn for a mourned son, there is a constant reminder. But surely the flowers help to let the family know others care.
It may be the one thing that keeps them going.