Last Sunday, a British Columbia couple, Joe (pictured) and Sarah Lescene, were hiking on the bluff over Devil’s Cauldron in Oswald West State Park in Manzanita. Joe lost his footing, and tumbled 800 feet to the ocean below. His backpack was recovered, but his body has not been found, and the Coast Guard has given up the search.
A fundraiser has been set up by a family friend, Nancy Sheppard, to help his wife and two daughters, Ofelia and Sofia. “Joe was an amazing husband, father and friend to so many,” Nancy wrote. “There is not one person that Joe met that he didn’t make smile and laugh, he brightened every room he entered and loved all his friends so dearly.
“Unfortunately, since Joe’s body has yet to be recovered, there will be delays in the financial support that Joe had arranged for Sarah. The delay may be lengthy, and because of that, we are asking for any support so that we can ease Sarah’s mind from financial burden, and let her focus on grieving.”
Want to help? You can donate at http://tinyurl.com/4JoesFamily