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Greenfield author Henri De Souza is seeking the public’s help in returning the remains of his late father to Togo, where he had been a chief.
Officially known as His Highness Chief Apetovia III of Kodjoviakope-Lome, Boniface De Souza passed away February 11.
“Fifteen months ago, Dad accepted a super-visa to come to visit his children and grandchildren in Canada. Due to his declining health, he did not go back to Togo, but unfortunately passed away, near Alexandria at the age of 75,” says Henri De Souza.
Because of his status, “It became important that his body be repatriated to Togo for burial,” notes Mr. De Souza.
The cost of funeral arrangements has spiked to $15,000.
In an effort to pay the expenses, the family has launched an online appeal, entitled “Help Bring The Chief Back.” The goal is $6,000. Visit gofundme.com/help-bring-the-chief-back to make a donation.
The Cornwall Nationals are set for a jam-packed weekend, with three Federal Hockey League contests in three days, and an appearance at a Sunday evening fundraiser.
Cornwall travels to Watertown, N.Y., on Friday night to take on the Wolves (7:30 p.m.). The following night, the Nationals are in Port Huron, Mich., to battle the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup Champion Prowlers (7:30 p.m.).
Local hockey fans can watch Friday night’s game at La Maison (900 Montreal Road in Cornwall) on the big screen. A Cornwall Nationals 10-game Flex Pack will be up for grabs.
Cornwall will be back on home ice on Sunday afternoon when the Nats welcome the Watertown Wolves to the Civic Complex. Puck drop is set for 1:30 p.m. Individual game tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for children under the age of 12.
After the game on Sunday, fans can join the players for a Cornwall Hospice fundraiser at Deke & Squeaks Sports Bar (58 Pitt Street). Nationals players will serve the public from 5-7:30 p.m., and all tips will be donated to Cornwall Hospice.
There will also be a silent auction, live auction, and door prizes. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your table.
– files from Rodney Wilson