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Tribute to Thomas Dunn Lights up the Sky

The night sky in Blackville was lit up on Saturday evening as family and friends of Thomas Dunn gathered to pay tribute to the 14 year old boy who passed away in June.

The large gathering of people, estimated at one hundred, formed a large circle around the baseball diamond at Blackville’s Centennial Field and listened as Thomas’ aunt Sheri Dunn spoke on behalf of his family:

We would like to thank everybody for coming tonight. We know that Thomas touched each and everyone of you in some way or you wouldn’t be here.

We always knew Tom was special but we honestly didn’t know how many people he touched in a short time. We love him and we want to keep his spirit alive.

Thank you for coming here tonight to help us do that and please know that Tom would want everybody here to live life to the fullest and be happy. We love you guys.

– Dawn, Harry and Aaron

Shortly after, the crowd released a flurry of white and pink Chinese Lanterns into the sky – a beautiful tribute to a one-of-a-kind young man. #neverdunn

Miramichi River Valley

Miramichi River Valley

The Rural Community of Miramichi River Valley is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and six councillors.


  1. Avatar Penny Keenan on August 27, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    He is in the arms of God ~ But never forgotten here on Earth ~ <3 RIP Thomas #NeverDunn

  2. Avatar Johnny on August 27, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    RIP Thomas. You will never be forgotten by your hockey buds also. From the Anderson Family.

  3. Avatar Robbie on August 28, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Rest easy buddy,

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