Sisters 6-year-old Chloe Berry and 4-year-old Aubrey Berry have been identified as the victims of the Christmas Day double homicide in Oak Bay. The community is responding to the tragedy by offering support however they can: churches are opening their doors to mourners, residents are organizing food for first responders, Mayor Nils Jensen has announced a candlelight vigil this Saturday at 7 pm on Willows Beach where the girls often played. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay releases details on Saturday’s candlelight vigil

Hour-long vigil starts at 7 p.m. at Willows Beach Park

The District of Oak Bay welcomes the community to candle-light vigil Saturday.

The sombre event honours sisters Chloe and Aubrey Berry who were discovered dead in an Oak Bay apartment Christmas Day in what police are calling a double homicide.

The District of Oak Bay invites residents from the community and the region to come together to comfort each other, and to “show support for these precious children, their family and their loved ones.”

The memorial vigil will be approximately one hour long starting at 7 p.m. and will include formal remarks and music performance. A stage area will be set up adjacent to the Kiwanis Tea House and attendees are reminded to please bring a candle.

Parking is limited to street parking. Drivers are reminded to watch for pedestrians as residents are encouraged to walk, bike or take transit to the event.

Dress for the weather. Reflective clothing is recommended for safety.

“This event is intended to be simple and tender. It is an opportunity to come together in grief and in love as a community to mourn the tragic loss of two of our young citizens and to offer quiet prayers of healing and peace to their loved ones,” says a statement from the district.


 

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