The murder of Charlene Ward, 46, remains unsolved almost three years after she was killed inside her Portage la Prairie home.

"I looked in her room and I (saw) her lying on the floor at the bottom of her bed. And when I looked up, there was blood all along her bed," said Britney Lake, Ward's daughter.

Ward was found murdered on Nov. 1, 2007, only three weeks after she had been told by doctors she had beaten cancer.

"She was clean and clear—she was just starting to live her life over," said Cherie Lake, another of Ward's daughters.

Ward was stabbed three times in the neck.

"I'm going to have a baby in February and my mom's not going to meet it. My kids were robbed of their nana," said Cherie Lake.

Ward's family believes she put up a fight as they noticed bruises on her arms at the funeral home.

RCMP said the murder case is still active and ongoing and add that this type of investigation take time.

But Ward's family hopes a suspect is caught soon.

"I want to see it settled before I die. And I'm 76 now," said Ward's father, Wilfred Lake.

The unsolved murder continues to weigh heavy on the family.

"I had nightmares. (I) still go though counseling. I'll probably have to go for counseling the rest of my life," said Britney Lake.

Family and friends believe someone has information and should come forward.

"It's a small town. Somebody knows something—have a backbone," said Donna Wettlaufer, Ward's sister.

Anyone with information on the unsolved case is asked to contact Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

- with a report from CTV's Stacey Ashley