“She would do little things for people that were so remarkable that we should take the time to do the small things for so many.”
Sunday service at a Langley church was much more solemn than usual today (yesterday), as over a hundred people remembered Shelly Janzen, one of the victims in an apparent triple murder-suicide last week.
Friends told Global News of a woman who was caring, loved animals, and taught Sunday school.
Joan Gauve remembers seeing the news of a family tragedy in Rosedale and Aldergrove.
“I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it. I quickly read the report and thought ‘Randy. Emily. Migraines’ and I thought ‘This is Shelly’s family, this is Shelly’s family’.”
Added Reverend Philip Wheaton: “I could not imagine that anyone would do harm to such a gentle, gracious, kind, servant-oriented person.”
Catherine Kidd says she’s still coming to grips with the reality of what happened.
“It’s been a very heavy few days. I felt at times like I’d been punched in the gut.”
On Thursday, police were called out to the small communities after a Facebook post appeared by a man named Randy Janzen, stating that he killed his daughter Emily – who had dreams of becoming an opera singer but suffered from chronic migraines.
He also admitted to killing his wife Laurel, and sister Shelly so they wouldn’t have to live with the shame of what he had done.
Barb McLintock with the BC Coroners Service said today (yesterday) that the investigation is in its early stages, which makes it too early to say whether a public inquest will be held into the death of the suspected killer.
With files from Global News