Angela and Gary Greenhow laid their 18-month-old son Ryder to rest Tuesday at the Langley Lawn Cemetery.
After that the couple, along with family members including their children Mackenzie and Hunter, took part in a Mourning Mothers ceremony at the Unknown Baby Plaque located at the far end of the Brookswood cemetery.
The annual ceremony honours and remembers children who died before, during, or after their normal birth time.
Ryder died five years ago from CHARGE syndrome, a rare disease that affects about one in 10,000 children worldwide.
Children with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects, including complex heart defects and breathing problems.
About 20 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, organized by Susan Simmons, facilitator of the Mourning Mothers support group.
The group helps women and their families cope with the loss of their child through miscarriage, still birth, or other causes.
The short event included blessings from John and Roberta Braddock, a candle memorial, final blessing, and a dove release.
The Mourning Mothers ceremony (above) held Tuesday afternoon at Langley Lawn Cemetery honoured children who died through miscarriage, still birth, or other causes.
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