The families of two deceased Winnipeg men are thankful for the public’s support. GoFundMe campaigns have been created in support of the families, after the two young men passed away in Kenora last week.

Officers responded on July 5, at approximately 1:30 p.m, after the Kenora OPP received a call about two swimmers in distress in the water at McLeod Park on Lake of the Woods. Kenora EMS, and Kenora firefighters also attended the scene to assist with the search.

On July 6, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit attended to assist with the search. By evening, divers recovered the bodies of 19-year-old Arwinder Brar and 20-year-old Pawan Preet Brar of Winnipeg.

“Arwinder and Pawan Preet came to Canada with their families with a Canadian dream of bright future. Their families worked really hard to make their ends meet and  to make sure the kids get proper education. They were in their first year at University of Manitoba, and both were also working part time jobs to help their families,” the campaigns note.

“The loss of a family member is one thing and the ability to live with that loss every day is another. The families are going through really tough times and are trying to cope up with the pain. Along with this mental pain, the families are suffering with the financial burdens as well, as it has become impossible for them to think of anything else outside this box of grief and pain,” the campaign continued.

The two fundraising campaigns have raised close to $15,000 in three days, and aim to provide funeral expenses and financial support.

braroneArwinder Brar’s family is thanking the public for their generosity, after the tragic accident. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe.

For more information:
GoFundMe - Funeral and Support for Arwinder Brar
GoFundMe - Fundraiser for Pawan Preet Brar

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