Hundreds gather to remember teen who died of fentanyl overdose

Dozens gather for vigil to remember Port Moody teen killed in fentanyl overdose
ABOVE: Dozens gathered in Port Moody Monday night to remember one of the youngest victims of BC's fentanyl crisis. 16-year-old Gwynevere Staddon was found dead of an apparent overdose in a Starbucks bathroom last week. Her sudden passing has left her community shaken, many of them gathered at Rocky Point Park for a candlelight vigil held in her honour.

Hundreds of people gathered at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody on Monday night to remember Gwynevere Staddon.

Her body was found in a Starbucks washroom on Aug. 7.

Staddon is one of the youngest victims of B.C.’s fentanyl overdose crisis as tests confirm a lethal mix of heroin and fentanyl as the cause of death.

Staddon had been struggling with addiction for some time but had recently been clean.

Her mother says every time her daughter sought help she would be sucked right back into the deadly habit.

“I guess I have to keep her alive to make sure this is maybe a turning point,” said Veronica Staddon. “That she didn’t die in vain possibly.”

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