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Funeral for Calgary teen killed in McKnight rollover held Monday

Meghan Bomford, 17, was killed in a rollover on McKnight Boulevard on Oct. 18, 2016. GoFundme

A funeral was held on Monday for a 17-year-old high school student killed in a rollover on McKnight Boulevard last week.

Meghan Bomford was travelling in the front passenger seat of a Jeep Liberty on Oct. 18 when the vehicle swerved and rolled between 68 Street and 52 Street N.E.

Bomford was taken to hospital where she later died. Her father Shaun, who had been driving, was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition. Kelsey Nelson, a friend of Bomford’s, had been travelling in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle and was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition.

GoFundMe account has been up on behalf of Nelson to help her family pay for the costs associated with her recovery.

Kelsey Nelson is believed to have been sitting in the back seat of the SUV that rolled on McKnight Boulevard Tuesday. Facebook

Bomford is survived by her mother Lisa and sister Sarah. Her father Shaun remains in hospital.

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Last week, Lisa Bomford issued a statement describing her daughter as “a feisty, gorgeous and loving girl” who had a love for “all things ringette.”

“Kelsey and her friend were on their way to get their police checks to become junior ringette coaches,” she said. “Now, one has been taken and the other sweet girl, Kelsey, is fighting for her life.”

“Please remember my daughter for the amazing person she was, which you can see all around, rather than focusing on the tragic circumstances of this accident.”

A friend of the family has set up a GoFundMe page to help Meghan’s mother with funeral arrangements and other costs.

The funeral was held at McInnis and Holloway Chapel of the Bells at 2 p.m. on Monday.

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