|Ana and Javier Acevedo on his 17th birthday, December 30, 2007.|
|Isabelle and Daniel Hains, Christmas 2007, the night of the Bathurst High School Christmas prom.|
Ana Acevedo Bio
Ana Acevedo was born in El Salvador. She immigrated to Canada 20 years and came to Bathurst where her sister had settled. Ana has five children, three girls and two boys. Javier was her youngest son and lived with her at their home in Beresford.
Ana completed her grade 12 education at the New Brunswick Community College in Bathurst in 1992. Later she took a course in Professional Cooking at NBCC in Moncton.
Before the tragic death of her beloved son, Ana worked seven days a week at three different jobs. She was a nanny from Monday to Thursday during the day and in the evenings she worked as a custodian at the medical clinic in Beresford in the evenings. Javier used to come with her every night to work after he finished his practices and was a big help. On the weekends, she as a cook at Danny’s Inn.
Ana used to read non-fiction because she liked true stories about real life. She used to like listening to classical music and latin music but now she doesn’t have the heart for it anymore. When she listens to music at all, she’d rather hear the kind her son Javier liked, especially rap.
Since the death of Javier, Ana has changed her career. She is taking a Human Services Program in Moncton. Her goal is to become a grief counselor. First however, she is compelled to advocate for change to the laws so that a tragedy like this can never happen again.
Isabelle Hains Bio
Isabelle Hains was born and raised in Bathurst, New Brunswick. She graduated from Bathurst High High school in 1977 and married Allan Hains in 1984. They have two children; Clark born in 1988 and Daniel in 1990. Until the tragic death of Daniel, Isabelle worked for Service Canada in Bathurst.
As the boys grew up, Isabelle worked flexible hours so she could be at home with them. She had a good life. She hugged her children every day and told them that she loved them. Both her boys were huggers and not afraid to show their affection. She was a proud mother of two boys and the house was open to all their friends.
Isabelle used to enjoy listening to music of the 70’s and reading fiction novels. She was a real Mrs. Fixit and when there were repairs to do around the house she did them. She always volunteered her time to help others to do projects and had a healthy balance between work, family and friends.
Daniel was growing up and developing to be a strong young man who was going to be a good citizen.
Now Isabelle’s life has turned completely around. Instead of fiction, she reads self-help books on the grieving process and is educating herself to be knowledgeable about the policies, guidelines and regulations as well as the legal avenues that are connected with the tragedy that took her son’s life.
Today Isabelle dedicates herself full time to achieving justice for her son Daniel by fighting for changes to the laws of New Brunswick.