Walk for Noah honours young Oakville man who died last year in car crash

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Published July 29, 2022 at 11:49 am

Some 108 members of the community took part in the Walk for Noah to honour the memory of Oakville resident and former McDonald's employee Noah Ferrusi, who died last year in a car crash. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

To his family, friends and McDonald’s co-workers, Oakville’s Noah Ferrusi was an “amazing person.”

Ferrusi, who died last year in a car crash, made a difference in the lives of others and to signify that impact the Walk for Noah was held earlier this month at Abbey Park High School in memory of the 20-year-old.

McDonald’s franchise owner John Piper and his restaurant crew were part of over 108 members of the community who took part in the 3km fundraising walk in memory of the Oakville resident.

The “tremendously hard-working” Ferrusi got his first job at McDonald’s (Piper Foods) soon after he turned 15 years old. He loved working on McHappy Day and Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario was his favourite charity.

Looking to raise $5,000, Walk for Noah surpassed the initial fundraising goal to bring in $8,845. The money will end up benefiting families with sick children from the local community.

“The walk was something we felt we had to do to honour him for the amazing person he was,” said David Armitage, McDonald’s Franchise HR Manager. “It was a great way for people that knew him to come together and talk about his impact on them and what he meant to them.

“The amount we raised is an indication of how much love there was for Noah in the community.”

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