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Family of man killed in highway crash gets surprise gift

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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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.