A Wyoming, Ont., mother is being remembered as a loving and caring individual who was raising funds to fight childhood cancer.
Lori Neville, 34, lost her life Saturday morning in a fatal crash while cycling as part of the Great Cycle Challenge.
OPP say it happened around 10 a.m. on Petrolia Line in St. Clair Township.
Neville was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
“This August, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!” Neville wrote on the fundraiser’s website on June 17.
“I can’t think of very many people that hasn’t known at least one child that has lost their battle…. so I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support SickKids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.”
Neville’s wife, Natalie Neville, describes Lori as someone who was goofy, full of energy and always wanted to make everyone laugh. She adds that Lori was a great mother to their son, Oliver.
“She loved drawing and reading stories. She was just getting ready to start to write a children’s book,” Natalie added.
“She said she had just wrote down a whole bunch of little ideas, but never really got it started.”
According to Neville’s Great Cycle Challenge page, she had completed more than half of her 500-kilometre goal. By Monday, more than $7,000 had been raised for the challenge, far surpassing her initial goal of $500.
“She just would be so thankful and happy that people have noticed it.”
Those wishing to donate can do so online.