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Jan 31, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

Funeral held for Marie Janvier, teaching assistant killed in La Loche shooting

The 21-year-old tutor was remembered as “truly one of a kind”


Mourners gathered Saturday for the funeral of Marie Janvier, one of four victims killed by a gunman Jan. 22 in La Loche, Sask.

The funeral for Janvier was the first to be held in La Loche for the victims of the shootings.

The 21-year-old tutor was remembered as “truly one of a kind.”

In an obituary that ran in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Janvier was called an “old soul” full of “love and compassion for all people and animals.”

“You could travel the world and never meet another person like her,” it said.

The obituary said that last summer Janvier came back to town daily during a forest fire evacuation to bring food and water to the animals that had been left behind.

She was described as selfless, but also forthright, a woman who didn’t hesitate to mention “a truth about something that needed correcting in someone’s behaviour or with logistical things such as how to organize or manage.”

Janvier’s funeral was held at Our Lady of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church in La Loche. No media attended the funeral, as the grieving town had asked for privacy.

The other fatalities of the Jan. 22 shooting were: brothers Dayne Fontaine, 17, and Drayden Fontaine, 13; and Adam Wood, a 35-year-old teacher from Uxbridge, Ont.

Seven other people at the La Loche Community School were injured.

Toronto Star

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