SHAUNAVON - A GoFundMe campaign is underway for one of the two people who died in a plane crash near Shaunavon on Sunday.
Jaden Hallman, 22, died in the crash. Mallory Siezar started the campaign, which has raised $2,270 of its $25,000 goal, as of Thursday evening. There have been 22 donors.
"There is a long journey ahead for Jaden’s family, and if you are reading this, you may be thinking the same thing I have been thinking. How can we help, how can we show support, how can we love on his family as they grieve?" Siezar wrote.
"There are many ways, and so many have already been so gracious. In chatting with some mutual friends, we wanted to give those who may want to help but are not sure how an opportunity to help in a very impactful way."
Siezar said Hallman was one of a kind and loved. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
She encourages people to hug their loved ones a little tighter and say "I love you" often.
Hallman's mother Alanna wrote that he was "the most brilliant son and big brother to Matthew and Charlie. So vivacious and full of life, he was adored by so many. His positivity, smile and laughter warmed us all, and we will never forget that. He was so passionate about flying and went after his dreams."
People can visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/jaden-hallman to support the family.
The crash occurred approximately 11 kilometres south-southwest of Shaunavon and there was a post-impact fire. The plane, a Cessna 172, departed from Swift Current earlier on Sunday and was headed to Estevan for a pipeline inspection.