September 18, 2014 - 1:52 PM
CALGARY - A woman from Kelowna who was living in Calgary died over the weekend, stabbed to death during an alleged domestic assault, and now her friends are hoping to raise the money to help her father travel to pick up his daughter's ashes.
The gofundme.com fundraiser "For Suzie" was put together for 39-year-old Susan Rae Elko who died Sunday night when she was stabbed multiple times at a home in the inner city Mission neighbourhood in Calgary. Her boyfriend, 24-year-old Scott Monrow Ferguson from Calgary has been charged with second degree murder according to a press release from Calgary police. An autopsy confirms Elko died as a result of her wounds.
The fundraiser page calls out to all Elko’s Facebook friends to help.
“No one wants to lose their child especially to domestic violence,” the fundraiser page reads. “(I’m) looking for a little donation to help him pick his daughter’s ashes up and maybe even enough to give for her funeral.”
So far, the fundraiser has been shared 111 times, with 21 people raising over $1,500 in one day.
Anyone who wants to make a donation can visit the gofundme.com page.
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