Brother describes 66-year-old veteran killed in Saskatchewan stabbings as ‘always smiling’ – CBC

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Brother describes 66-year-old veteran killed in Saskatchewan stabbings as ‘always smiling’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202217 Views

Sep 14, 2022

Family of Earl Burns held a wake Tuesday night to remember the man they lost

Orlen Burns picks up a photo of his late brother, Earl Burns. There are several on the table, but this one is Orlen’s favourite of the bunch.

It shows a young Earl about to compete at a rodeo — clutching the reins on a horse that’s ready to try and buck him off.

“He was always smiling,” said Orlen. “Always smiling, no matter what.”

There was a wake for Earl on Tuesday. Family and friends ate soup and baked goods while they told stories of Earl and looked at his photos.

Earl was one of 10 people violently killed on Sept. 4 during a stabbing rampage — Saskatchewan’s deadliest mass killing.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/prince-albert-grand-council-memorial-james-smith-cree-nation-1.6581916

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