Manitoba

Trust fund set up for son of house fire victim

A trust account has been created for a two-year-old boy whose mother died in a house fire in Winnipeg Beach, Man., over the weekend.
Lisa Mosher and Ally Bernardin, who died in a house fire in Winnipeg Beach, Man., over the August long weekend are being mourned by family and friends. 1:53

A trust account has been created for a two-year-old boy whose mother died in a house fire in Winnipeg Beach, Man., over the weekend.

Ally Bernardin, 21, was one of two women killed in the fire Sunday morning on Prospect Street in Winnipeg Beach.

Kristen Shipman-Adams, Bernardin's sister-in-law, looks at Dallas, one of Bernardin's horses, on Tuesday. (Megan Benedictson/CBC)

Bernardin, who was from Gimli, was at the house visiting her friends, Lisa Mosher, 21, and Mosher's brother Ken, 18.

Lisa Mosher also died in the fire, while Ken Mosher suffered first- and second-degree burns but escaped.

"Ally was a beautiful, wild spirit. She just was so generous and would do anything for her friends and family," Kristen Shipman-Adams, Bernardin's sister-in-law, said Tuesday at the family property in the Rural Municipality of Gimli.

"Her whole world was her son, Carson, and her horses," she added.

Bernardin had recently started to teach her son to ride horses, Shipman-Adams said.

Donations to the trust fund can be made at any CIBC location in trust of Carson Kolisnyk. All donations to the fund will go towards the child's education.

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