“By whatever cruel twist of fate, Lawrence, 62, was a homeless man. He came to Berwick six months ago causing a stir in a small town unused to the sight of a man living on the streets. With colder nights approaching, Lawrence moved into the Kings Transit bus shelter on Commercial Street, where he huddled in a corner with his red sleeping bag and blanket each night. He died early Wednesday morning in a fire police are calling suspicious. No suspects have been arrested, but police have not ruled out foul play. Andrew, founder of Inn from the Cold, which provides shelter for homeless people in the Annapolis Valley, spent time with Lawrence's family, four brothers, four sisters and two half-siblings on Friday. “They are devastated. They've lived for 30 or 40 years fearing when this day would come.”
(An Excerpt from the Halifax newspaper, Chronicle Herald, Oct. 24, 2013)
May God grant Harley eternal rest and PEACE,
as he did not have that in this cruel world.
Then our eyes fell upon a blue tarped off area around the bus shelter. Harley's sleeping terminal where his life terminated. He possessed a sleeping bag and blanket which was wrapped up in a blue plastic garbage bag. As Harley's story became more apparent as to how he died and why, I asked WHY?? That day and the memory are forever etched in our minds. We learned of Harley's unfortunate death via speaking with the town folks.