August 9, 2017 11:03 am
Updated: August 9, 2017 5:36 pm

Friends and family remember Surrey murder victim Kiran Dhesi

A solemn affair in Surrey as friends and family held a candlelight vigil for 19 year old Kiran Dhesi.


A week after she was found murdered in Surrey, about 100 people turned out for a vigil at Cougar Creek Elementary School to remember 19-year old Kiran Dhesi Tuesday evening.

The vigil was largely for Dhesi’s fellow students and gave them a chance to show that they are thinking of Dhesi’s family and their loss of a woman whose life was tragically cut short in a homicide.

Among those in attendance were her long-time school friends Samerah Mohammed and Kylie Arno.

Samerah says Dhesi’s recent kidney transplant was a massive relief for her and her friends.

“We were so excited when she finally told us that she got a new kidney, we were so happy for her.. we all… we were just excited… so excited… that she was finally… she waited a long time, she waited a long time to even get on the transplant list due to her disease,” said Samerah.

Samerah went on to say Dhesi was strong while enduring the transplant.

“She was definitely one of a kind, although she had endured many health issues, she was not one to complain about them, she just made it seemed like she was okay and that is honestly what made her one of the strongest people in the world to me and all of us friends,” added Samerah.

“She wanted to endure a career as a CBSA officer and she was… she was really excited to finally choose classes that didn’t have to revolve around her dialysis.”

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team continues to investigate Dhesi’s death.

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