Funeral held for third teen who died in Charlottetown fire
Fundraisers underway on Prince Edward Island for families of the victims
The third victim of last weekend's deadly fire in Charlottetown was laid to rest Saturday, with friends and family of Kenneth Irving, 15, gathering for his funeral in Montague, P.E.l.
"This tragedy has touched our community, it has touched our province, it has touched so many lives so deeply," Pastor Scott Herring told those gathered.
"We want you to know that you are loved by God’s family, you are loved by your parents, you are loved by your community, friends, and we grieve with you today."
Funerals were held earlier this week for the two other teens who died, Brandon MacKinnon, 15, and Joseph Allison Reeves, 19.
The teens were found dead inside a vacant Charlottetown building that caught fire early in the morning last Saturday.
A fourth victim managed to escape the blaze and was airlifted to hospital in Halifax. A family member says Brandon Quinn remains in intensive care with severe burns and complications from smoke inhalation.
Charlottetown police said Friday they’ve not yet been able to interview him.
The week of mourning comes as fundraising efforts are underway across Prince Edward Island to the help the families of the four teens.
A Facebook group has been created to organize efforts. The creator of the group says she is planning a benefit concert for the families of the three teens who died.
Colleen and Mike Sheen, who are friends with Quinn’s grandmother, are also raising money and are distributing donation cans.
"It's hard, it's hard," Colleen Sheen said. "P.E.I. lost three young boys and one boy is recovering. It's going to be a long recovery."
Sheen said they want to help Quinn’s family with travel costs related to going back and forth to Nova Scotia.
"We're there to support, in whatever way we can.” Mike Sheen said.