An educational assistant killed in last week's school shooting in La Loche, Sask. is being remembered as kind and compassionate.

21-year-old Marie Janvier was one of four people killed in the northern village on Friday. Seven people were also wounded by gunfire at La Loche Community School.

"Marie was truly one of a kind," reads her obituary. "You could travel the world and never meet another person like her."

The obituary goes on to talk about Janvier's love of animals and her community. During forest fires this summer, Janvier volunteered to return to the village to help dogs that were left behind.

"Every day she brought food and water to the dogs who were starving," read the obituary. "Hearing Marie tell the story herself would warm anyone's heart."


Aunt Diane Janvier says Marie's smile could light up a room. (Diane Janvier)

Earlier this week, hundreds of people lined the highway from Saskatoon to La Loche as Janvier's funeral procession passed.

"We will miss her and we know she is with us all in our hearts and souls," read the obituary. "Marie, we know you would want us to focus on the positives and to be good to each other, this we will do in your memory."

Janvier's funeral will be held on Saturday at the Our Lady of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church in La Loche at 2 p.m. CST. 

Marie Janvier vigil

Northern Saskatchewan communities showed their unity while paying respect to La Loche shooting victim Marie Janvier. (Gerald Roy/Submitted)