An incredibly moving story happened at a Red Deer auction this weekend. About $100,000 was raised for two young Red Deer children whose parents died in a motorcycle crash four months ago.
Brent and Nicole Keryluke were killed on May 5 after the motorcycle they were driving collided with a truck near Innisfail. They were 35 and 34 years old.
Their two young children, three-year-old Liam and six-year-old Arielle, are being cared for by grandparents with help from other members of the family.
On the weekend, the dad’s parents took a 1973 Pontiac Parisienne their son had been working on to Auction to sell. The two small kids have hearing impairments and they need the money, so reluctantly had to sell the car.
During the auction Saturday, they let everybody know what was happening, where the money was going to go, and began to sell the car.
What happened was amazing and when the gavel fell for the final time, the winning bidder gave the car back to the family so that one day when the kids are old enough, they will be able to drive the car their father always hoped would be passed on to them!