TATAMAGOUCHE – A small community in rural Nova Scotia has rallied to help raise funds for the family of three fatal victims of a house fire early Sunday morning.
The blaze on the Brule Shore Road claimed the lives of Carl Waugh and his wife Mildred, both age 61, and their grandson Michael, 13, who lived with them.
Donna Matheson, spokeswoman for Scotiabank in Tatamagouche, said a community meeting was held on Monday morning at Big Al’s Acadian Beverage Room in Tatamagouche to discuss possible ways to assist the couple’s adult daughters Ruth Waugh and Lynn Waugh with expenses associated with the tragedy.
“It has been decided a fund will be set up at Scotiabank in Tatamagouche called the Carl Waugh Family Fund and it was also decided that various businesses will be accepting donations to be forwarded to the account,” said Matheson.
Donations will be accepted at the following locations: Mike’s Foodland, Tatamagouche; C.G. Fulton’s Pharmacy, Tatamagouche and River John; Leetik’s Service Centre, River John; Needs, Wentworth; Charman’s Home Hardware, Wallace; Murphy’s General Store, Earltown; Grant’s General Store, North River and the Country Bread Basket, Brule. Donations can also be mailed to Scotiabank, C/O Carl Waugh Family Fund, P.O. Box 10, Tatamagouche, N.S., B0K 1V0.
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