Friday, October 03, 2008

Remember to Pray for the Stauffers Today

Hundreds expected at slain Alta. girl's funeral

EDMONTON - A teenage girl who loved God, her family and photography will be buried Friday in Edson, Alta., as RCMP continue their manhunt to solve a murder case that touched hearts and outraged Canadians from coast to coast.

More than 1,000 mourners are expected to attend the funeral for 14-year-old Emily Stauffer, who was attacked and killed on a walking trail last week.

Stauffer's funeral service will be held in the gymnasium of the Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School in Edson at 11 a.m. and it is open to the public, said Brian Thebeau, chairman of the Edson Baptiste Church's board of deacons. Terry Stauffer, Emily's father, is the church's pastor.