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Vigil to be held for Salmon Arm brothers killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Candlelight vigil for Eric and Patrick Stemmer set for Sunday, July 18, 8 p.m.
A candlelight vigil for brothers Eric and Patrick Stemmer is being held in Salmon Arm on Sunday, July 18. (Facebook photos)

The community is being invited to a vigil in Salmon Arm for the Stemmer brothers.

Eric and Patrick Stemmer were among five people who were killed when a crane collapsed in Kelowna on July 12.

Emily Roy, who is organizing the event, invites people to attend the vigil for the longtime residents on Sunday night.

She writes on the Salmon Arm Stemmer Vigil Facebook page :

“They are our friends, family, brothers. I feel for most people in our community a piece of their hearts were lost with them.

“The lives of the Stemmer family have been irrevocably changed forever. We are all in mourning of the loss of their lives, alongside the others lost in this tragedy.

“We want to invite the community to stand with us together in honour of those lost. Please come attend the candlelight vigil at Stemmer Construction on Sunday, July 18th at 8 p.m.”

The candlelight vigil will be held at 1842 10th Ave. SW in Salmon Arm.

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Martha Wickett

About the Author: Martha Wickett

came to Salmon Arm in May of 2004 to work at the Observer. I was looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of the Lower Mainland, where I had spent more than a decade working in community newspapers.
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