A BIG Thank you to our Supporters!

 OUR MANY THANKS to RETAILERS who have helped us!

We use this page to share our gratitude, as we are soooo grateful to everyone who have supported us and gotten us this far.

Everyone who has met us know that we hug everyone we have met to thank them! For those we can’t thank personally, this is our way of saying THANKS to them.

  • Many Elphin neighbors came to our aid in those first precious moments after our fire. When your life is suddenly so fragile and just coming to terms with all you’ve lost and how close we almost lost our lives.
  • Jenny Whitely, & Joey Wright, who offered us our first shelter to get us out of the limelight as the flames were still burning and give us a safe and dry place to rest that first night.
  • Beth Francey, who brought my first clothing including underclothing and skirts in a lovely basket.
  • Elaine DeLisle, who brought tears to my eyes when she brought me a purse!
  • Rick Killenbeck who provided us meals and was the first on the scene to see if we were all okay. A BIG thank you to our Elphin neighbors and everyone we may have missed from this list, we are indebted to you all!

 Many retailers have come to our aid, including:

CapitalDodge Ottawa – free van

Red Cross – gift cards, emergency supplies

A BIG thank you to Tiffany and Dan, who put us up for 7 weeks at their lovely, scenic campsite. A memory we will always cherish, and for allowing us to store donations there. We are so grateful for their friendship and the lovely memories we made at this beautiful getaway we still enjoy visiting.  www.Paulscreek.ca

A BIG thank you to Rhodena and Brian Bell, who put us up for 4 months at their cottages, we are indebted to their kindness, generosity and support.   www.Purdonscottages.ca

A big thank you to Best Western hotel in Perth, who were touched by our story and offered to put us up for the Christmas season in 2013! We are very grateful to their kindness www.bestwesternplusperth.com

crainsconstruction.com – Wib Crain for clean up of our site after the fire and taking care of talking to the township for permissions and the dumping fees. Then again in January 2014 hooking up our temporary hydro and water to our temporary trailer.

telusmobility.com– credit $400

Oakes Towing – storage trailer for 18 months after the fire.

Meyers Transport – storage trailer

Brownlee’s Metro Grocery – gift cards

Barnabee’s Independent Grocery – gift cards

Shoppers DrugMart – gift cards

Canadian Tire – merchandise

Sock dreams – socks for the whole family

Ringger clothing – clothing

Skin biology – skin care

lanarkliving.ca  Kerri Keeney at Lanark Living Realty – (for rounding up donations for my new laptop) and hours of advice for moving forward for rebuilding and moving.

Black wood Originals – (donation for new laptop)

Providence Point – (donation for new laptop)

Lanark Era – (donation for new laptop)

Clyde Hall – (donation for new laptop)

Lanark Emporium – (donation for new laptop)

Bob Mingie – (donation for new laptop)

The Learning house – school books


shadowfax.on.ca/ – winter mitts

www.Fromtheedgesoaps.com – natural soaps that smell wonderful! So saddened to hear Cheryl passed away soon after her donation to us.

www.Purest.ca – glutenfree foods each week, breads, GF flour, cookies for the boys, lunches and more for months after our fire…

Lanark sheepskin,  www.facebook.com/LanarkSheepskin – winter sheepskin slippers

Shear Perfectionfor donating hair trimmers, capes to replace Rita’s hair dressing tools.


Focus on the Familyfor donating over $700 worth of materials for our boys and for praying for us!


Penningtons Plus sized$50 gift card


Lee Valley Tools$100 Gift Card


Sylvia Pathways NDthe boys therapist and dear friend, for collecting therapy and school items for our boys


Performance Printingdebts forgiven that were owing before the fire


Dean Ryan, Kelly Hubers, McNeeleyforgiving past debts we owed before the fire


David Allenreplacing all past materials and giving a new year membership.


Gayle More, VIP Storm Internet (for hooking up our temporary internet quickly, and free! And then a double THANK YOU for waiving our hook up a second time at our new home in 2014) Storm is THE VERY BEST!


Township of Lanark Highlandsfor allowing us to set up a temporary trailer on our land and helping us see if we could rebuild http://www.lanarkhighlands.ca/

Federated Cheque services  –  who provided us with FREE cheques after our fire, not once but TWICE and for all our personal AND Business accounts! They have Pro-life cheques and the BEST service… Highly recommended!

http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/ Dr. Wilson who sent $400 worth of products to help us after our fire. His book, and supplements. We can’t thank him enough and Highly recommend his products!

Home Hardware Perth – a $250 Gift Card when they couldn’t supply us with a building quote. And again in 2014 a huge discount on flooring to go in our new home!

Andrew Rivington, from Coldwell Banker Real Estate  Who provided endless hours of counsel, house visits, support once we had no choice but to move. He assured us ‘he would find us a home’ and he did! Thank you Andrew for top notch service and kindness to our family!

Mary Gilchrist from Mortgages Made Easy who was a blessing to work with and so patient with our endless worries, concerns, and questions in a very complicated situation that was most difficult to fund. Thank you Mary!

Max Keeping Foundation, Ottawa Senators Foundation and CarStar whose combined efforts gave us a new van in December 2014, and a FREE Hockey Game and Jerseys for our boys, and making them new #sens fans !

George White from the Mold Manager who helped us troubleshoot all the humidity issues in our home while we discovered extensive rot in our windows. With recommendations to replace all our windows and upgrade to HRV to fix our humidity issues. Still ongoing.

Mario at RESTORE Brockville who is helping us repair and upgrade our home in 2017.


Who am I missing here? 🙂 Contact us and we will gladly add you to this list!

Thank YOU!

– The Davidsons


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