Before the hundreds of people gathered in Holland Park last night at a vigil for murdered hockey mom, Julie Paskall, her husband, Al, said some powerful words.
“We don’t need to change the laws. We don’t need to change the courts. We need to change ourselves.”
– Al Paskall”
He recounted a story of Julie’s great values. She took it upon herself to help a total stranger get their citizenship papers. He asked us to use this as an example, to work harder and make our world a better place by simply loving and caring for one another.
There was a short service with Mayor Dianne Watts, and Surrey Minor Hockey Association President Harb Bains saying a few words. As Mayor Dianne Watts told the crowd.
“We will not allow this horrible tragedy to define who we are as a community.”
– Surrey Mayor, Dianne Watts
Photos from Julie Paskall Vigil, Holland Park, Surrey BC:
- A trust fund has been set up to accept public donations to help the family. All Vancity Credit Union branches will accept donations marked for “Paskall Family Trust.
- The police investigation into Julie’s murder continues. Anyone with information can call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can also be left anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.solvecrime.ca.