The woman who was killed when a tree hit her home in Port Moody leaves behind a grieving family, as well as staff at a mental health service.
Jill Calder died when a tree was blown against her home during this morning’s strong winds, killing her while she slept.
“I haven’t personally talked to the family; this is a very difficult time. I can’t imagine how difficult a time this is for the family, so they have been dealing with our victim services through the police department and the fire department and hopefully we’ll try not to interfere with them, although we’re trying to support them and do what we can to help them.”
Calder was the executive director of the New View Society, a community based mental health support group.
In a statement released to CKNW the group says she created a caring a warm atmosphere for her staff.
Family has just left the house escorted by police and have driven off pic.twitter.com/SdAw0vxngX— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) March 10, 2016
Closer look at where the tree fell on the two storey house in a quiet Port Moody cul de sac pic.twitter.com/R7IrMopW5J— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) March 10, 2016
Scene of where a tree fell on a house during the windstorm in Port Moody, killing one person. pic.twitter.com/8PT8erSreM— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) March 10, 2016