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More than $60,000 raised for family who lost father in highway crash near Revelstoke

The Beattie family.
Image Credit: GOFUNDME/Help for the Beattie family
September 12, 2021 - 10:29 AM

Thousands of dollars have been raised for a family who lost a father and husband in a multi-vehicle accident near Revelstoke last week.

Todd and Holly Beattie, along with their 12-year-old son Kai Beattie, were returning to Saskatchewan after dropping their daughter Alysa Beattie off in Nanaimo for school when they were involved in the fatal accident, said family friend Chad Miskiman.

Todd died following the four-vehicle collision that caused the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway between Golden and Revelstoke, Sept. 5.

READ MORE: Highway 1 reopens following four-vehicle fatal accident between Golden and Revelstoke

Holly and Kai were both transported to Calgary hospitals with serious injuries but Kai has since been released and Holly is in stable condition and in decent spirits, Miskiman said. They also have two older children, Bryton and Caleb Beattie, living in Alberta who are supporting them.

A GoFundMe started for the family has raised more than $60,000 since its creation six days ago. 

“It’s not going to undo what has happened but it can relieve some of the financial pressures that the family is going to face going forward,” Miskiman said.

The community of Moosejaw, where they live, has also rallied to support them, holding their own fundraiser within the hockey community there.

“It’s a true testament to Todd and his family, how much support they have from such a small community,” Miskiman said. “Initially I set the goal at $15,000 but I just had to keep advancing that goal because the outpour of support has been so great.”

Todd was also employed with CP Rail and the company has been covering the family's expenses while they're in Calgary, he said.

"There's even been support from the Revelstoke area and areas of B.C. that have heard about the tragic accident," he said.

The GoFundMe can be found here.

 


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