Gary Rosenfeldt

 

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: longtime victims' rights advocate who helped to change the way the criminal justice systems treats those touched by violent crimes, who had spent the last 30 years fighting for the rights of victims after he and his family were left reeling by their 16-year-old son Daryn's horrific rape and murder at the hands of notorious child killer Clifford Olson in 1981, in which the Rosenfeldt family lobbied successfully for police protocols for notifying next of kin, victim impact statements in court proceedings, financial assistance programs for victims, and tougher parole legislation through their organization Victims of Violence, even though there were few other organizations for missing children at the time.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: April 19, 1941

 

Died: February 9, 2009

 

Location: Ottawa, Canada