A trust fund has been set up to assist the family of Julie Paskall, the Surrey woman who was slain outside a hockey rink in Newton on Dec. 29.

The funds will be used to support Paskall's family and cover additional expenses.

Paskall is survived by a son, 16, two adult daughters and her husband, Al Paskall.

Bill Hoadley, a family friend, says the family is deeply affected by the tragedy but wanted to express their thanks to the community for its support.

Paskall, 53, was found severely injured in the Newton Recreation Centre parking lot, the victim of a vicious assault while she was waiting to pick up her son after hockey. She died in hospital on Tuesday.

Surrey RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continue their investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448, by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or can be left on their website at www.Solvecrime.ca.

For more information on donations, contact Bill Hoadley (778) 987-0137 or Bill Tieleman, West Star Communications, cell 778-896-0964 or 604-844-7827. All Vancity Credit Union branches will accept donations marked for “Paskall Family Trust."