Dozens of people gathered in Winnipeg for a special Mother's Day event Sunday, in honour of a woman who has been missing for two years.

It was an emotional day for family and friends of Tanya Nepinak, who came together at the Thunderbird House for a mother's day feast.

Tanya Nepinak, was 31 years old when she disappeared in September 2011. Her remains have never been found, though last year police searched the city landfill with the belief that they may be buried there.

Sunday afternoon, people brought flowers and put up pictures of Nepinak from when she was a little girl.

Her 11-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son were also there.

Her sister, Gail Nepinak, told CBC News this day in particular is especially difficult for their mother.

Some members of her family said they still have hope that she'll be found alive one day.

Shawn Lamb was charged with second degree murder in connection with Nepinak's death and the deaths of two other women who went missing in Winnipeg.

Anyone with information related to the Nepinak case is asked to contact police at 1-855-817-4949 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).