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Online fundraiser launched for TRU athlete killed in car crash

Owyn McInnis died in a car crash near Thompson Rivers University on Nov. 30, 2023.
Image Credit: INSTAGRAM/Owyn McInnis

An online fundraiser has has been set up for Owyn McInnis’ family, the Thompson Rivers University athlete killed in a car crash last week.

Owyn McInnis, 22, was student athlete, but also a son, fiancé and friend, and his friends are looking to raise money to support his family to help pay for his funeral service and to honour his legacy.

“From the day he was born, Owyn brought immense joy and warmth into our lives,” reads the online post. “The funds raised will provide support to his parents Sheldon and Erin as they navigate this unimaginable loss. Additionally, any excess funds will be dedicated to honouring Owyn's memory in the community he cherished.”

The online fundraiser describes Owyn as a light to be around and wishes for people in the community to help his family who helped him become the wonderful person he is described as.

“Let us come together as a community to celebrate Owyn's vibrant spirit and the positive impact he had on everyone around him. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a meaningful difference in helping the McInnis family.”

So far, more than $11,000 has been raised with a goal of $75,000.

You can find the online fundraiser here.

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