Trust fund set up for kids of crash victim

Brian Patchett of Abbotsford was killed in a collision in Abbotsford on Sept. 23, leaving behind two young children.

The late Brian Patchett’s children are three-year-old Savannah and four-year-old Kieran.

A trust fund has been set up for the children of a man killed Sept. 23 in a car crash on Vye Road in Abbotsford.

Brian Patchett, 22, was a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle that struck a concrete barrier, then a hydro pole and flipped onto its roof. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He left behind a wife, Liz Squires, 22, and their two children – Kieran, four and a half, and Savannah, who just turned three.

Squires’ mom Colette said Patchett’s death has had more than an emotional impact on the family. He was the main bread-winner – he worked at an Abbotsford furniture store – with plans to become a chef or a doctor.

Squires is currently studying communications and theatre at Trinity Western University in Langley, and it will be at least three more years before she graduates and can work full-time.

Colette said the trust fund was suggested to her daughter by friends from the community and their church who were concerned that she might need some financial support.

“Liz was quite surprised and touched by this request,” she said.

Squires decided that the trust fund money should be placed into an RESP for the children’s education, since she is currently not able to save for that herself.

Anyone wanting to contribute can do so until Nov. 15 at the Clearbrook branch of the RBC Royal Bank (corner of Clearbrook Road and South Fraser Way). Cheques should be made payable to “Liz Squires in trust.”

 

 

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