Vigil held in honour of two sisters killed in northern Alberta crash

By Keanna Nelson (B94 Newsroom)
December 22, 2017 - 8:39am Updated: December 22, 2017 - 10:01am

Two 19-year-old girls, sisters in a set of triplets, were remembered by hundreds of people at a vigil in Rocky Mountain House last night.

The vigil was held at West Central High School where Bridget and Zara Chambers used to attend. 

Brooklyn Hall, Kyler Robinson and Bailey Eklund all planned the vigil at the Co-op Football Field soccer pitch. After the vigil, people packed into the neighbouring high school, crying and occasionally laughing as they watched a slideshow of the sisters that included photos of them playing soccer. 

“Their personalities, they were just the nicest people so everyone is going to remember that and that’s kind of why we are doing this candle lit so everyone can remember them in such a positive way and like not necessarily about that they are gone, just like love that they existed,” said Robinson.

The girls were in a car that hit a stationary flat-bed tow truck the morning of December 16 on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray. They were heading home from Keyano College for the holidays when the crash occurred.

Zara died at the scene and Bridget died later in an Edmonton-area hospital.

“They are hard people to describe just because they were so unique like, they were probably the best people. Just courageous and kind and inspiring people you’d ever met,” said Hall.

“They lit up a room when they walked into it because their smiles and laughs were just contagious, they always turned the mood around anywhere they were,” added Robinson.

Zara and Bridget were both forwards for the Keyano Huskies women’s soccer team. Zara was studying for a Bachelor of Arts program while Bridget was studying business administration.

“They were extremely special girls to a lot of people. Anyone would get along with them, anyone could feel a connection with them cause they just made you feel special, they were special and they just made everyone feel so important,” stated Eklund

A funeral for Zara and Bridget is scheduled for Dec. 29. Friends have set up a Go Fund Me page to help the family cover funeral costs.

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