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Student killed in fatal collision

October 13, 2015 — 

The CBC and the Winnipeg Free Press are reporting the tragic news of the death of Taylor Renwick, a 20-year-old athletic therapy student at the University of Manitoba.

Taylor Renwick

Taylor Renwick / Submitted photo

She was killed in a head-on collision about 100 kilometres west of Winnipeg over the weekend as she was heading home for thanksgiving dinner.

“Taylor loved what she loved with all her heart,” Renwick’s sister Danielle Lewis told the CBC. “She loved her family, her friends and her pets — Kozmo, her dog. Prior to her death, Taylor was on her way home for Thanksgiving and was so looking forward to some quality family time.”

RCMP said a 27-year-old Winnipeg driver slammed into Renwick’s vehicle on Highway 2 over the weekend, about two kilometres east of St. Claude, Man. An investigation into the sobriety of the driver is ongoing.

“Taylor was a shooting star that burned bright but unfortunately far too fast,” Lewis said. “Over the last couple of days we have been very blessed with so many memories and kind words about Taylor by all of those who knew her.”

The daughter of Wink and Vicki Renwick and sister to Danielle and Hilary, Taylor’s funeral is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Melita Curling Rink.

Her family requested that family and friends not to wear suits or dresses to the funeral but instead wear jeans, hoodies or their favourite sports attire.

In their statement to the Winnipeg Free Press, Renwick’s family encouraged everyone to “live like Taylor. Love each other, be thankful for the people in your lives, love everything deeply and without waiver, be kind, live life to the fullest, always eat dessert, strive to be your best, never be afraid to sing and dance it out, and always be yourself!

“On behalf of our family please don’t drink and drive, there is always a better option, life.”

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