CALGARY- A grieving Red Deer family devastated by a highway crash earlier this month has received a generous and timely gift.
46-year-old Eric Cote was killed in a pileup on the QEII north of Calgary on March 7th, leaving behind a wife and two young daughters.
All three suffer from a genetic disease that causes tumours in the nervous system.
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Family struggling financially after father killed in highway crash
Help floods in for family of man killed in highway crash
The family has been struggling financially since Eric Cote’s death and the crash left them without a vehicle.
On the weekend, a group of Alberta businessmen, who wish to remain anonymous, bought Cote’s wife, Ghislaine, a 2013 Ford Escape with the help of Legacy Ford in Ponoka.
It comes complete with winter tires, a service package and an extended warranty.
The car will help Ghislaine Cote and her children get to medical appointments.
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A trust fund has been set up for the Cote family at ATB.
Anyone wishing to donate can go to any location, but will have to provide the account number 712-00265716300.