Canadian country music star pays tribute to relative killed in Kelowna crane collapse | iINFOnews


Cailen Vilness died in a crane collapse in Kelowna.

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July 19, 2021 – 3:24 PM

Canadian country music singer Aaron Pritchett wrote a touching tribute to one of the victims of the Kelowna Crane collapse, whom he considered a nephew.

“On Monday July 12th, my family lost a son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew, partner and one of the sweetest, kindest, most honorable and loving members. , Cailen Vilness, in a tragic crane accident in Kelowna, ”he said. in the Instagram post which had thousands of interactions and comments.

Cailen was the youngest son of his first cousin Danielle, but Pritchett said he was still “Uncle Aaron” to him.

“Whenever I was in Kelowna, Cailen would drop everything to visit. He would do it for all of his family that he never got the chance to see often because family mattered to Cailen, ”he wrote.

“His infectious smile and laugh, his sense of kindness and care warmed my heart and everyone he met. He was truly a man’s prince, and anyone who met him would say the same about Cailen.

Pritchett said the 23-year-old is a light to those in need of positivity and happiness.

“Cailen was taken far too soon, but the effect it had on everyone in such a short period of time will affect us all for the rest of our lives,” he said.

He asked those who were able to donate to the family to support them in times of need.

GoFundMe has already raised $ 62,514 of a goal of $ 50,000.

More than $ 568,000 had been donated to date, July 19, into GoFundMe accounts created for families. Find all GoFundMes here.

The crane collapse on July 12 claimed the lives of four men working on the site. The fifth man was an employee of Protech Consulting and was killed in his office next to the construction site.


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