Collection for fire victims successful

The organizers of a collection of household items for a local family who suffered a devastating fire a couple of weeks ago say they have collected everything they need and want to thank the community for their generosity. 

Crews were called to a Spry Lake road home near Oliphant  where they found the structure fully engulfed. 

Three people were found inside and a fourth in an out building - Nyk Kimball, Nicole Renouf, Jared Kimball and Cassie Renouf 

 17 year Jared, a student at OSDSS, suffered critical burns and continues to be treated at a London hospital. 

 A collection of household items has begun ... through the nearby Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre.


Following is a letter from organizer Deborah Diebel ~ 


We want to say a hearty thank-you to our community for their generous out-pouring of support for the Kimball-Renouf family, who lost their home to fire in the early morning hours of October 30th.  We have now collected all of the furniture, household items, and clothing we will be needing to get them back on their feet. 

Donations to the Go Fund Me account are what is needed now, as two of the family members are facing a longer recovery process, and many trips back and forth to hospital.  If you feel compelled to help, please donate to the fund.

We at the Outdoor Education Centre have reached our goal to furnish a home for this family, and we will no longer be taking donations, aside from those already pledged.    

We know The Kimball-Renouf family is overwhelmed by the generosity shown towards them.

Through this process, we have discovered many additional families in need. 

Please, if you have more than you need, consider donating to local causes. 

Your unneeded items can be matched with families who need them.

Thank-you again, this community has shown how truly generous and responsive we are to those in need!

With special thanks to:

The Bluewater District School Board,

The Bluewater Education Foundation,

South Port Mechanical and Geothermal, Port Elgin,

Rhonda Kirk Home Décor and More, Owen Sound,

The Treasure Hunt, Owen Sound,

Fretz Valu-Mart, Sauble Beach,

Miller’s Home Hardware, Sauble Beach,

Tim Horton’s, Wiarton,

Dr. Grundman’s Optometry, Wiarton,

Revell Real Estate, Wiarton,

Sauble Beach Lion’s Club,

Wiarton Lion’s Club,

Sauble Sandpipers,

Art and Soul Art Group, Wiarton,

And countless individuals for their generous support! 

We apologize if we’ve forgotten anyone!