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Stacey Cook with photos of her son, Colton Cook outside Yarmouth Supreme Court (Acadia News Photo)

Celebrating their lives: Event coming up for Colton Cook, Zach Lefave

By Kevin Northup Jan 5, 2024 | 9:27 AM

A birthday gathering for 2 young Yarmouth men.

It’s for the late Colton Cook, and the missing Zach Lefave, whose birthdays are just a day apart

It’s happening Sunday at 3:30 at Yarmouth Town Hall.

Cook’s mother Stacey Cook says it’s about celebrating their lives.

“We want to keep their memories alive. Especially for Zach, because there’s still no news on him and he hasn’t been found. We want to make sure it stays out there so folks don’t forget,” says Stacey Cook.

3 people were convicted in Cook’s September, 2020 murder, one was sentenced to life in prison with no eligible parole for 19 years.

Stacey Cook says they want to keep bringing attention to what she describes as flaws in the justice system.

“It seems like the victim doesn’t have any rights anymore, it’s all toward the criminal. We want to bring light to what happens and what goes on with these cases.”

New Year’s Day marked 3 years since Lefave went missing in Plymouth, the search continues.

On Sunday, there will be cake, music, and family members will speak.

“We can’t have someone take their birthdays away from us. They were good, young men, and there’s no reason why they were taken away from us.”

Zachery Lefave was 20 when he went missing (Courtesy of Nova Scotia Department of Justice).