Nurse’s husband, daughter die in North Vancouver house fire
A prominent Filipino nurse’s husband and their daughter died in a house fire in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, early morning Thursday, Feb. 9
Former long-serving North Vancouver City Councillor Robert (Bob) Fearnley, 69, and his daughter, Gayle, 29, perished in the fire around 3 a.m. on Delbrooke Avenue.
The victims were the husband and the daughter of Via Fearnley, a native of Masinloc, Zambales and a graduate of St. Louis University in Baguio City. She ran for the North Vancouver city council in 2014.
Via and her son, Paolo, survived the fire before the fire but were rushed to the hospital and were in stable condition.
She and her son now need a place to stay as their house has become uninhabitable, according to a Vancouver Sun report.
City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan sent her “deepest condolences to the friends and families across the North Shore who are grieving this tragic loss.”
Buchanan said, “Bob was an active member of our community and dedicated many years to public service.”
A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page for Via and her Paolo.