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Bott Family Trust Fund

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Shortly after 6pm local time on the evening of October 13, 2015 tragedy struck a multi-generational farming family located near Withrow, AB.  While unloading canola in the yard, the family's 3 daughters became entrapped in the canola, and subsequently lost their lives.

An entire community is in mourning at the loss of Catie (13), Jana (11) and Dara (11) who are survived by their brother Caleb, their parents and numerous relatives.  Their bright and shining lives were cut inexplicably short but in the wake of this tragic farm accident the family can find strength in both the local and global farming community.

Community members, friends and family have banded together to help with the remaining harvest and to comfort the family.  However, the healing and recovery period will last far longer than the story will remain in the news and on the mind of those removed from the community.  The significant emotional and financial toll will be felt for a long time and we encourage those of you who are willing, to support the Bott's in their time of need.

This fund has been created with the blessing of the Bott family, through friends and neighbours.  Direct donations may be made to the Eckville District Savings & Credit Union located at Box 278, 5002 50th Street, Eckville, AB T0M 0X0 in the name "Bott Family Trust"

Alternatively, contributions made through this GoFundMe account will be deposited to the Bott Family Trust at the Eckville Credit Union.

As dear friends of the family we are all impacted by this tragedy and we know it has touched the lives of many outside of our local influence.  We thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and donations, as the Bott's will need all of these things for many days yet to come.


Dave Brand & Pam Koenig

A Loss Beyond Words - 1 Tragic Night in our Farming Community

CBC News continues to update their news story, at the link below.


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Tami Brand
Eckville, AB

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