Tanner Sinclair's family in Alberta says Yukoners "have been unreal" in their support of the murder victim's wife and child.

Sinclair, 27, was found with stab wounds outside a house in Whitehorse early Tuesday morning. He died later in hospital.

Tanner was originally from Alberta and worked in Yukon as a hunting guide. He and his wife Whitney Sandulak have a two-year-old daughter and a second child on the way. 

Tanner's uncle, Rod Sinclair, lives in Pincher Creek, Alta. He says the family is doing as well as can be expected.

"No one likes to see anyone die but these circumstances just make it that much tougher for everyone," he said.

"That's Tanner and Whitney's community, so to speak, and the friends and folks up there have been unreal and without that, it's 10 times harder. That's what's going to get everybody through this is friends and family like the friends up there."

RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for Michael MacPherson on a second-degree murder charge in connection with Sinclair's death. Police are still searching for MacPherson.

Meanwhile nearly 400 people have donated money to help Tanner Sinclair's family. Two collections have been started to help the family. One of them is an online fund at Go Fund Me. That fund has been up for little more than a day and has already raised more than $68,000.

A celebration of life for Tanner Sinclair has been arranged for Saturday at 3 p.m. at Circle "D" Ranch, 20 minutes west of Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway.