A woman from Brabant Lake is walking to Southend this weekend in memory of her cousin Pierre Dominic Morin.

Karol Cook said she’s doing the walk as a memorial for him, taking the same path Morin himself travelled many times before.

“The memorial walk, I’m doing for him is to honour him because he used to walk from Southend to Brabant,” Cook said. “All of a sudden he would pop up and I’d be like, ‘Who did you come with,’ and he’d say, ‘My legs,’.”

Morin’s body was found in Southend in September 2017 and police ruled it a homicide.

To date, no one has been charged in his death.

Cook said she hopes the walk will also bring justice for Morin and possibly cause those involved in his death to come forward.

She said she’s been trying to raise awareness of his case.

“I’ve been putting it out there for somebody to come forward through Crime Stoppers. There’s a reward on there, and they don’t have to give out their name or anything, just to lead us somewhere with the case.”

Cook said Morin was a very kind and helpful person, especially toward elders.

“He was a very, very, very kind person. He would never try and interfere with anybody or anything like that. He was a really respectful person. He would never talk badly about anybody, or anything like that, that’s the kind of person he was.”

Cook said Morin would help everyone and never ask for anything in return.

The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Brabant Community Hall on Friday.

The walkers will travel 22 kilometres the first day, camp overnight and then continue to Southend on Saturday ending the nearly 50-kilometre journey at Morin’s gravesite.

Cook said everyone is welcome to join.

(PHOTO: Pierre Dominic Morin died in September 2017. Photo courtesy Pierre Dominic Morin Facebook page.)