At the La Loche cemetery where logs were burning to thaw the ground for a burial, the father of a 17-year-old boy killed in a mass shooting in the northern Saskatchewan village said his son was a good kid.

Gerald Moise's son, Dayne Fontaine, was one of four people who died in the shooting Friday in the remote community of La Loche.

Dayne, 17, and his brother Drayden, 13, who had the same mother, were found dead in a home; the two other victims were staff members at the local high school where they received fatal gunshot wounds.

The other two people killed have been identified as Marie Janvier, 21, an educational assistant, and Adam Wood, 35, a teacher.

Seven other victims who were wounded were taken to Saskatoon for further care. 

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A fire burns in order to melt the ground at the cemetery in La Loche. (Devin Heroux/CBC)

Liked hunting with grandparents

Moise said Dayne liked to go up north hunting with his grandparents and liked to ride quads.

He said it's hard dealing with Dayne's death, but he's trying to stay strong for the sake of his two other children.

At the cemetery, Moise poured gasoline on logs, which will burn to thaw the frozen ground so the grave can be dug.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

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The graves at La Loche cemetery are being prepared for some victims of last week's shootings. (Devin Heroux/CBC)