GoFundMe set up for family of mother and son killed in North Vancouver fire

Jun 13 2018, 8:09 pm

A GoFundMe Page has been set up for the family of mother and son who died in a North Vancouver townhouse fire on Monday.

Narges Casnajad, 50, and her seven-year-old son, Sepehr, were killed in the Lynn Valley townhouse blaze that also left 16 people injured. Casnajad’s 14-year-old son and husband survived the blaze.

Now, friends and community members are rallying behind the family to pay for funeral costs and other expenses.

“I’m making this page to raise money to cover their funeral expenses for [the family’s] lost ones being [the] mother and younger brother,” wrote fundraiser organizer Dorsa Pedroud on the GoFundMe Page.

“Also to help them rebuild their lives. I know that nothing is going to bring them back but that’s the least we can do for them.”

The GoFundMe page aims to raise $50,000 for the family. So far over $40,000 has been donated.

Another GoFundMe has been set up for all of the displaced victims.

North Vancouver RCMP says the fire investigation is still ongoing and the cause has still not been determined.

North Shore Emergency Management, District of North Vancouver Fire, and other community services is holding a townhouse fire community recovery meeting on June 11 at 6 to 8 pm at Karen Magnussen Community Rec Centre.

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