It has been one year since 15-year-old Garrett Mills died, while playing in a Napanee park, with his girlfriend and best friend. Garrett Harrison Mills died May 12, 2017, while at a park along the Napanee River. A soccer net toppled onto the teen, killing him instantly.
On the one year anniversary of his passing, his family, friends, and supporters will gather at the park he where he was playing.
His father David Mills (known as Buzz Collins on Rock 107) says they believe no other family should have to go through such a senseless tragedy.
MPP Todd Smith, with the support of Kingston MPP Sophie Kiwala, has tabled Garrett’s Legacy Act.
The act is to ensure all soccer nets are properly anchored down.
Friends are invited to be with the family at the park, Saturday May 12 at 5 p.m.
Below is written by David Mills, remembering Garrett.
Garrett Harrison Mills
February 27, 2002 – May 12, 2017
A year? Already? The memories of that day are as fresh as though it were just yesterday. To say “we miss you” would be an understatement. We still weep. Our hearts still hurt. We’ve been told we need to adjust to a “new normal”; a concept that still seems impossible. We are so thankful you gave us what seems like endless memories of silly moments. Moments we can sometimes buoy our grief with, and actually find a way to remember you with smiles and even, at times, laughter. What’s difficult to accept is that there will be no more moments to create new memories. Garrett, our love for you will never end. Our memory of you will never fade. You may not be here in body, but you will always be a part of this family. We can’t wait to be with you again in eternity.
“Love you more” ~ Mom, Dad, Brooklynne, Landon & Eliyah