Laura Szendrei Memorial Garden
In loving tribute, friends of North Delta teen Laura Szendrei are creating a memorial garden on the grounds of Burnsview Secondary school to celebrate her life.
The sloped garden will feature flowers, small shrubs, pathways and a plaque engraved with the words: "In loving memory of Laura Szendrei April 2, 1995 to September 26, 2010."
Some benches will be placed nearby, on either side, where students can rest and remember Laura and contemplate life.
To finance the garden, the group staged a number of fundraisers and collected donations at a walk held last September to honour the slain teen's memory, when their project caught the eye of Brian White, president of the Laura Szendrei Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
White later visited the garden site and decided the girls desperately needed some help. On behalf of the foundation, he donated $5,000 for the garden project to pay for soil, flagstones and rental of an excavator.