The brother of a woman murdered on Saturday is calling for a stop to violence in Winnipeg.

Mavis Ducharme died after an assault on Stella Avenue early Saturday morning.

Police said a man and woman forced their way into Ducharme’s home and beat her and another man inside.

Ducharme ran to another house, but the man and woman followed her and continued their attack.

“What happened here is so senseless. When I heard it I was just… I mean I’m shocked. Why would they do that to her,” said her older brother, Peter Ducharme.

Dozens attended a vigil for the 39-year-old on Tuesday night.

Friends and family said Ducharme was completely devoted to her six children.

Peter Ducharme said family members will care for his nieces and nephews. He said his parents are broken.

“My parents are taking it very hard, there’s a reason they’re not here. My mother’s collapsed a couple times already, fainted,” said Peter Ducharme.

Family and friends describe Ducharme as kind and generous. They said she was the kind of person to give everything she had to someone in need.

“She’s just such a beautiful spirit. She had such a glow about her and such a friendliness. That charisma and that love, you could just see it in her heart,” said friend Sandy Banman.

Friends and family of Ducharme called for an end to violence at the vigil.

They asked people to report violence if they it on the street.

Banman believes that connecting with culture and spirituality with help stop violence in the Indigenous community.

She said people need to step up and figure out why so many indigenous men and women face violence.

“Nobody is coming to save us. We’re going to have to do this ourselves,” she said.

Peter Ducharme shared that message. He said he would not wish the pain he feels on any other person.

“We got to end the violence. We got to end the violence, basically. But will we? I don’t know,” said Ducharme.

The Winnipeg Police Service charged two people after the assault.

Police charged 23-year-old Kashtin Flett with second-degree murder and breaking and entering to commit assault.

Nikina Houle, 23, has been charged with manslaughter and breaking and entering to commit assault.