Nova Scotia

Ryan Reynolds donates $5,000 to support Nova Scotia rampage victim's family

An online fundraiser set up in memory of a victim of the recent mass murder in Nova Scotia has garnered a notable top donor — Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.

Actor donates to fund supporting husband and child of victim Kristen Beaton, 33

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has donated to the GoFundMe campaign for the family of Kristen Beaton, who was killed in the Nova Scotia shooting rampage. (Associated Press)

An online fundraiser set up in memory of a victim of the recent mass murder in Nova Scotia has garnered a notable top donor — Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.

The Vancouver-raised Deadpool star gave $5,000 to a GoFundMe to support 33-year-old Kristen Beaton's husband, Nick, and the couple's nearly two-year-old son, Daxton.

The crowdfunding campaign in honour of the continuing care assistant, who was one of 22 people killed in a shooting rampage this month, has raised more than $100,000 for her family.

Nick Beaton is campaigning to carry on his wife's wish that her health-care colleagues receive proper equipment to protect themselves from COVID-19.

He received a call from Reynolds and hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser after the famous Canadians were moved by his plea, and wanted to find a way to pay tribute.

The two collaborated with grassroots organization Conquer COVID-19 to ship 10,000 masks, 200 face shields and 20 tablets to Nova Scotia earlier this week.

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