Paige Whitelaw, 20, of Ladysmith was killed in a crash near Vernon on Sunday, and now her family has set up a memorial fund on gofundme.com
Whitelaw was a passenger in a crew-cab truck that rolled on Highway 6. “It is heavy hearts that we announce the sudden death of our ‘Bright Shining Star’ Paige,” the memorial fund page reads. “She has lit up all our lives from the day she was born and until her passing. Her zest for life was felt by everyone who knew her.”
A celebration of life will be held on March 19 at 1 p.m. at Chemainus Secondary School. Her family is asking that instead of flowers, people make a donation so they can set up a trust fund for a bursary to be given out in Paige’s name at Chemainus Secondary.