Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grieving Alberta Community Remembers Girls Killed in Farm Accident

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grieving Alberta Community Remembers Girls Killed in Farm Accident

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Girls killed in farm accident remembered

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WITHROW, Alta. - About 500 coloured helium-filled balloons were released into the air when a small Alberta farming community paid tribute to three young sisters who were smothered last week in a load of canola seed.

Hundreds of people crowded into the Withrow Gospel Mission, west of Red Deer, on Sunday to honour the memories of Catie Bott, who was 13, and her twin 11-year-old siblings, Jana and Dara Bott.

The girls were fatally injured last Tuesday evening on their family farm while playing on a truck loaded with the grain.

Two of them were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third died after being taken to an Edmonton hospital.

They will be buried on Friday at Crossroads Church in Red Deer.

A GoFundMe page created by a family friend for the girls' parents surpassed its goal of $100,000 in donations in just three days. …

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