Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Manitoba, Canada: Funds set up in wake of Waskada plane crash

A fund has been set up in the village of Waskada, Man., to cover the funeral cost for a nine-year-old boy killed in a plane crash.

Dawson Pentecost was one of four people who died when the Cessna crashed in a field near the community in southwest Manitoba.

The pilot, Darren Spence, 37, was also killed along with his sons, Logan, 10, and Gage, 9.
Diane Woodworth, the CAO for the village, said the fund was started to help the Pentecost family with the cost of Dawson's funeral.

As well, the Waskada Athletic Club is setting up a fund, called the Gage, Logan and Dawson Scholarship Fund, to help send a kid to hockey camp in the summer.

All three boys were teammates on the Pierson/Waskada Canucks atom hockey team.

"Gage, Logan and Dawson were real avid little hockey players and … the money will be used during the summer to send some deserving boys and girls to hockey camp," Woodworth said, adding she's already hearing from people across the country.

"It restores your faith in humanity when perfect strangers are taking the time to pick up the phone and call."
  • Cheques for the Pentecost family can be made out to the Village of Waskada, postal code R0M 2E0.
  • Donations to the hockey fund can be made out to the Waskada Athletic Club.

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