December 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Updated: January 1, 2018 2:10 am

Candlelight vigil planned for Oak Bay sisters found dead on Christmas

WATCH: Thousands gathered on Vancouver Island last night to honour the two girls found murdered in their father's Oak Bay apartment on Christmas Day. Kristen Robinson reports.


A candlelight vigil is planned on Vancouver Island to honour two young girls found dead in Oak Bay on Christmas Day.

The vigil, which will take place Saturday night, hopes to bring together a quiet community that is still coping with a tragedy that took the lives of six-year-old Chloe Berry and her four-year-old sister Aubrey.

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Their father, 43-year-old Andrew Berry, was taken to hospital with self-inflicted injuries.

READ MORE: Young sisters killed in Oak Bay were at centre of bitter custody battle

Members of the community will gather at 7 p.m. at Willows Beach, not far from the Oak Bay apartment where the girls were discovered.

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Bernard Richard, the province’s representative for children and youth, says his office is collecting information about the girls and their parenting situation but adds that it’s too early to say whether a formal investigation will be launched.

READ MORE: Oak Bay residents send police a message of support after Christmas murder

No charges have been filed yet in connection with the deaths.

Court documents show the mother and father were involved in a custody dispute that included unpaid child support.

— With files from Amy Judd

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