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Vigil for Clara and daughters

A candlelight vigil will be held in Stuart Park Thursday evening in memory of a Kelowna woman and her two young daughters who were found dead inside their Rutland home last week.

Clara Forman, eight-year-old Karina and seven-year-old Yesenia were found at the home on Bolotzky Court on the evening of Dec. 19.

Jacob Forman, Clara's husband and the father of the two young girls, was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with three counts of second-degree murder.

Thursday's vigil, which begins at 5:30 p.m., has been organized by members of Kelowna's Latin American community.

“The Latin American Community in Kelowna invites all residents to come together against violence towards women,” the event's Facebook page reads. “Please bring a candle along. We are in this together.”

Clara was originally from Mexico, but moved to Kelowna after marrying Jacob. The couple met while Jacob was in Mexico training to become a preacher.

A celebration of life for Clara and her daughters will be held this Sunday morning at the Delta Grand Hotel. Both Thursday and Sunday's events are open to anyone who would like to honour and remember Clara and her daughters.

Sunday's service begins at 10:30 a.m.



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