The People's Political party of Ontario will be seeking a public inquire into the death of Chrystal Papineau and The Circumstances that lead to her being homeless in a effort to ensure needed service are in place to prevent future tragedy's as this,we encourage Mayor Tory and Premier Ford To Join in the conversation
Kevin Clarke(Interim Leader)
The People's Political Party(Ontario)
Details:Troy J Young is the Deputy Leader of The Ontario People's Political Party and a Former Neighbor Of Chrystal ,Below is a Letter He Has Written in Her Memory..Rest in Peace Chrystal,
Eulogy for Crystal Papineau
Crystal (Papineau) was my one time neighbor, and I will always count myself privileged to have been her friend.
Crystal died on January 8 2019 when she was trapped in a clothing donation box at Dovercourt and Bloor. She was thirty five years old.
I met Crystal when she moved into the community about four years ago. We often talked.
Crystal often expressed herself with a quick and incisive wit that would leave you laughing in spite of yourself. My friend had a way of getting beyond the bs and saying exactly what she meant, and I would like to believe that I witnessed the real Crystal in the short time that I knew her. She dreamed big and never let it bother her that those around her did not see her for who she was, a beautiful, intelligent woman who had a fierce determination to never let anything get under her skin.
Crystal was, at that time, clean for three months, but she often found herself challenged by the stresses of the world around her and she often found solace with her cat and a good novel, of which I gladly provided many for her to enjoy In the time that she spent in the community.
Unfortunately her addiction and mental health issues reemerged and eventually found herself homeless once again.
I had not seen Crystal in some time since she left about two years ago, but I would occasionally encounter her somewhere on Bloor St., still cracking jokes and keeping an unbreakable smile upon her face.
Crystal had been homeless for more than 10 years before I met her, and when she left my community, and returned to the streets, it was because the residence where she was living had evicted her because she had decided to share her tiny bachelor apartment with a friend who was homeless.
She refused to kick her friend back out into the street when it was demanded that she do so as a condition to keeping her home. So they kicked her to the street. The last time I spoke with Crystal she told me she had been utilizing the services of Sistering on Bloor and making the best of her situation. I thank Sistering for their efforts in the community and for caring for Crystal while she was there.
I will always carry this knowledge of how my friend was treated by those who would have claimed they were there to help her when she resided in my community. There was no need for this senseless act to have occurred, because Crystal should never have been at that donation box in the first place. She should have been in her home, with her friends and cat, or perhaps indulging in a novel to forget the world around her. It saddens me to think that the immensity of her loving heart, and unabating loyalty to her friends led her to this unfortunate end.
On the day she died Crystal told a friend that she was going to get clothes from the bin so she and her friends could have some warm clothing while on the streets. Crystal's compassion for those around her outshines us all. So I ask all Torontonians to remember Crystal when the are donating clothes. Donate them in her name. Do not let her memory be forgotten. She would not have forgotten you if she had known you.
I will miss my friend. But mostly I will miss Crystal's humanness. May she rest in peace.