Celebration honours New Brunswick teen who inspired kindness movement

People are gathering in New Brunswick Wednesday to celebrate the life of a teenager who turned a terminal prognosis into an online movement that inspired acts of kindness around the globe.

Rebecca Schofield died of brain cancer in Moncton on Saturday evening at the age of 18.

An ecumenical celebration is taking place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in her hometown of Riverview today, where photos of Schofield are on display and her coffin is draped in a shroud.

Schofield penned a bucket list in December 2016 after learning her years-long battle with brain cancer had taken a turn for the worse, with doctors giving her only months to live.

She asked her thousands of Facebook followers to help her cross an item off the list by performing random acts of kindness and posting them online under the hashtag  BeccaToldMeTo.

People post good deeds to Schofield's Facebook page daily, celebrating acts ranging from holding the door open for someone to sending a box of bath items to Canadian soldiers in Kuwait.