The young woman who died of a suspected drug overdose at the Boonstock Music Festival in Penticton, B.C. has been identified as Lynn Tolocka of Leduc, Alta.
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There is an outpouring of grief from family and friends on Tolocka’s personal Facebook page.
“God has you now,” one friend wrote. “I love you my friend. I miss you more than you would have known.”
Another posted on Sunday, “Today would have been your birthday. Still in shock from the news I received yesterday. Miss you tons.”
Tolocka’s last Facebook message was posted just two days before her death.
“Can’t wait till I’m there at Boonstock,” the young woman wrote.
In Leduc, the Tolocka family is quietly preparing for the young woman’s funeral. The priest at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church says he has met with the family several times over the past few days.
In a statement posted online, festival organizers said the 24-year-old became “distressed" while dancing at one of the stages around 1 a.m. PT Saturday.
Tolocka was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital where she died. Her funeral is scheduled for Monday in Leduc.
Both the RCMP and the BC Coroner’s office are still investigating Tolocka’s death.
Grace Kucey, spokeswoman for Interior Health, said paramedics transferred 90 people to the Penticton Regional Hospital from the festival grounds, mostly due to drug and alcohol consumption.