Last of funerals held N.B. crash victims
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 4:44PM AST
TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. - The last of four private funerals for the young people who died when their car slid into the Tracadie River in northern New Brunswick was held Friday.
Tommy Losier's funeral took place at the Roman Catholic parish of Ste-Rose de Lima in Tracadie-Sheila.
The 18-year-old died along with Marie-Helene Gauvin, 17, of Pointe Canot, Brian Basque, 19, of Ste-Rose and Alexandre McGraw, 20, of Losier Settlement in the accident last Friday.
Police say the vehicle they were in slid down an icy slope in an isolated, wooded area and plunged into the Tracadie River in the small hours of the morning.
Their bodies were recovered the next day when the car was hauled from the river.
The funerals have been going on since Christmas Day, with hundreds of friends and families attending the masses at Roman Catholic churches around the Acadian peninsula.
The Canadian Press
A memorial is set up for the four people that died near Tracadie-Sheila, N.B. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.