People across Saskatchewan are stepping up to help a White City family after a tragic loss.
Nick Flaman was working in a grain elevator on July 19, near Qu’Appelle, Sask., when he fell several stories and died.
Nathan Flaman, Nick’s brother, started raising money online for his family through a crowdsourcing website.
Nathan says his brother would want his wife, Charissa, and children, Grayson and Sefryn, to be supported. The money raised will go into an education fund for his kids.
“I think the family is still trying to come to terms with the fact that so fast, someone that has always been so full of life and energy, can just disappear from our lives,” Nathan told CBC News in an interview.
On the website, Flaman describes his brother as his best friend. They enjoyed snowboarding on the farm, and later snowboarding trips in Fernie, British Columbia.
Nathan says his brother loved sports, animals, the outdoors and most of all his family. He was 35 years old when he died.
“My favourite memories of Nick are summer days at the lake, just him and me and our old boat,” Nathan told CBC in an email.
He added that Nick’s greatest achievement was marrying the woman of his dreams and having his two children.
“The last few years he'd really grown into being this incredibly strong family man with this young family, these two beautiful children that he completely adored,” Nathan says.
More than $25,000 has been raised for the Flaman family so far.