Two Calgary students killed in a car accident are being remembered by their families as loving and happy girls who enjoyed life.
Cayley Chapman, 18, and Emma Ransom, 19, were killed in the wreck that also claimed the lives of Joilinn Edgar, 19, and another Calgary woman whose six-month-old baby was the sole survivor in the weekend crash near Nanton, Alta.
“There is no greater loss for a parent than that of their child, and there is no greater comfort than in knowing that Cayley loved God and is now safe in His arms,” the Chapman family said in a statement. “We sorely miss our lovely girl.”
Chapman worked with Gil Berard at Pine Lake Christian Camp and he said she will be missed by all who knew her.
“She was bubbly, always smiling and always in good spirits. She was just a great kid, this is a loss for everyone,” he said of the aspiring child psychologist at Mount Royal University.
The Ransom family also issued a statement regarding Emma, who was a SAIT student looking forward to a career as a dental assistant.
“We had Emma for a speck in time. Although brief, Emma’s life touched so many people in so many positive ways. Her spirit will always be missed and never forgotten,” the family said.
Both families extended their condolences for all of the victims in the horrific accident, including the mother of the baby.
The collision occurred when the three teen victims were driving northbound on Highway 2.
Their car crossed the median and hit a southbound vehicle carrying the woman and her baby, according to Cpl. A.J. Mand of the Nanton RCMP.
Officials don’t believe speed or alcohol were factors, but they continue to investigate.
RCMP are not issuing the identity of the fourth victim until next of kin are notified.
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