Photo courtesy of Indiegogo
Photo courtesy of Indiegogo

It’s a fitting tribute for one of the victims of an apparent murder-suicide near Chilliwack. Friends and family will honour Emily Janzen today with music and song.

The 19-year-old was apparently killed along with her mother and aunt May 7th, in a crime detailed by her father on Facebook.

Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra conductor Paula DeWit says the afternoon of music is with the symphony, the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts, and the Academy of Music.

“The purpose is to help us grieve. We want to honour her with music and anyone that has been a part of her life in the past… we’re going to put together some music to honour Emily.”

She notes the ceremony is open to the public.

“We want us all to join together as a community and make something good out of something very tragic… and help us all grieve, stay together and let us know that there is hope out there.”

The tribute begins at 1 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly.

An online fund to make a memorial bursary to help young students follow a career in the performing arts has now raised over $2,500.