The funeral for Chloe and Aubrey Berry, two young sisters found dead on Christmas Day in their father’s Oak Bay apartment, will take place on Friday (Jan. 12) at 11 a.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.
The service will be open to the public according to Trisha Lees, speaking for the girls’ mother, Sarah Cotton.
The cathedral, one of Canada’s largest churches, will not only accommodate the expected community turnout but also has a close connection to the family. Six-year-old Chloe attended Grade 1 at Christ Church Cathedral School that sits on the corner of the cathedral grounds.
A scholarship in memory of the children has been set up through the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships for students attending the Cathedral School. To donate by credit card to the Chloe and Aubrey Berry Scholarship Fund, call 250-381-5532; mail or deliver a cheque to The Victoria Foundation, 200–703 Broughton St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1E2. Cheques must be made out to The Victoria Foundation, with the name of the fund noted in the memo line or in a cover letter.
Online donations can be made through a dedicated Chloe and Aubrey Berry Scholarship Fund page on CanadaHelps.
Andrew Berry, Chloe and Aubrey’s father, is charged in their deaths and faces two counts of second-degree murder. He made his first court appearance Thursday (Jan. 4) where he was ordered to have no contact with Cotton and was given until Feb. 1 to secure legal counsel.
Berry will remain in custody until his next court appearance in Victoria, set for Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m.
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