By Bryan Eneas, paNow
The remains of a Saskatchewan woman who died in China are coming home.
The family of Melfort’s Alicia Garlock has said she was cremated and plans are being made for her ashes to come back to Canada.
Garlock became ill while teaching in China and spent almost two weeks in an intensive care unit before passing away on Feb. 15. The Garlock family was facing a $250,000 medical bill before the hospital would release her body.
On a GoFundMe page to raise money for the expenses, the family said Tuesday the bill has been paid and Alicia’s body has been cremated. Travis Garlock, Alicia’s brother said the family is still facing challenges.
“The medical side of things have been settled as far as we know,” Garlock told northeastNOW. “We still have a battle ahead to recuperate some of the costs, but this is a start.”
The update said there is no timeline for her remains to return to Canada. A memorial service will also take place at a later date.
The GoFundMe page raised over $51,000 of the $100,000 goal.