Mourners gather to remember girl killed in dog attack
Family and friends of a young girl killed by two dogs gathered to remember her life at funeral at Immanuel Pentecostal Church on Saturday.
An obituary for seven-year-old Gracie Hernetier-Clark described her as “a very charismatic child whose presence touched everyone she met.” She loved singing, dancing, playing music and giving make-up tutorials, the obituary said.
The obituary also said Hernetier-Clark loved animals, “especially her three dogs Blacky, Mango, and "The Mexican", Chi-Chi.”
The family encouraged attendees to the funeral were encouraged to wear Mexican clothing in honour of her life.
Hernetier-Clark died after she was attacked by two Alaskan malamutes while visiting some family friends at a property outside of Winnipeg. Police say the girl was familiar with the dogs and had played with them several times.
An animal control officer with the RM of Springfield said the dogs were euthanized on Thursday.
Instead of flowers, the family encourages people to make donations to the The Gracie Hernetier Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation.