She was described as “being all about her kids” and now the community of Yellow Grass is coming together to help ensure a future for Abbie Speir’s children.
On Saturday, the Yellow Grass community club put on Abbie’s Day, a day of events where all the money raised goes towards a trust fund set up for Speir’s two daughters and son.
Jen Wilkinson, one of the organizers of the event, said Speir was a major part of their community.
“This day, Abbie was originally one of the organizers of this day, it was a fundraiser for minor ball and the Yellow Grass community club combined with minor ball to put this day on for Abbie,” Wilkinson said.
“She dedicated herself to her children and being there for their sports and their activities,” she said. “She was a soccer coach; she was going to be a ball coach this year.”
The day consisted of a slo-pitch tournament with beer gardens and a canteen. Later in the day, a park memorial was held for Speir with a supper and cabaret to follow.
Wilkinson said it is a way to remember the type of person Speir was.
“She was just that person that was the life of the party, always there to have fun.”
Many members of Speir’s family attended the event to be a part of the memorial and activities.
Donations to the trust fund can be made at TCU Financial in Regina and Saskatoon under Abbie’s family trust, or e-transfer online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.