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Services for Heather Frazer Boyum

July 31, 2012

I was given permission by the family of Heather Boyum  to post the following information about her calling hours and funeral. I hope you will join me in wearing something pink, and honoring this beautiful woman who was so many things to so many people.

  • Wednesday….. Calling hours will be 3-7pm at Keenan’s in Egypt on Route 31.
  • Thursday 11am  Service at St. Johns of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport – off of Route 31 (near 490 interchange).
  • In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Heather Boyum Memorial Children’s Educational Fund c/o Elissa DeChick at Fairport High School, 1 Dave Paddock Way, Fairport, NY 14450..

Heather after finishing her first 1/2 Ironman, just a few weeks ago.

They have also asked that the focus be kept on celebrating Heather’s life and her legacy, for everything she was in this community. We all want justice to be served and while we can trust that it will be served….. we can certainly write to our representatives and Sherriff O’Flynn…… but let’s not give these …… there are no words to describe scum of the earth……. let’s not give their names the light of day. I encourage you to remove social media posts regarding them. They will be dealt with.

We would like to keep the focus on her life and my personal focus is what we can do as a community to make our roads safe. Heather was following all of the rules of the road. New York State Laws regarding cycling seem to protect pedestrians from cyclists, not always cyclists from cars. There is also good evidence that some of those laws that do outline our cycling rights are not enforced. Stay tuned, we are collecting information.

Today is a day of healing for all of us. Wear your pink, get some pink flowers, some pink balloons and celebrate. Heather would have done exactly that.

 

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One comment

  1. I would like to suggest that we make a ‘movement’ to help keep cyclists safe by protecting the shoulder of the road. The white line on the road is not a marker for an extra lane. In this are of the state, for some odd reason, we all think it’s ok to just shoot around a car that is turning rather than staying in our lane and waiting. It is DANGEROUS for cyclists. I propose we get the lane to the right of the white for cyclists safer!!!

    It’s not legal to do it, seems like it’s just acceptable practice here!
    Theresa



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