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Account set up to help family devastated by snowmobiling tragedy

Coldwater father and son who perished were 'incredible men' that 'were always filled with smiles and joy,' says family friend
donny and jereld bremner
A father and son from Coldwater - Jereld Bremner, 49, and Donny Bremner, 19 - perished after their snowmobiles plunged into open water Sunday.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help a Coldwater family in their time of need.

On Sunday, Jereld Bremner, 49, and his 19-year-old son, Donny Bremner, perished after the snowmobiles they were driving went into an open stretch of Georgian Bay in Sturgeon Bay.

The bodies were recovered on Monday morning by the OPP search and rescue dive team.

Jean-Anne Kenning established the fundraiser on behalf of Sarah Bremner, the wife of Jereld and mother of Donny. 

"If you knew these incredible men they were always filled with smiles and joy," wrote Kenning on the GoFundMe page.

"During this difficult time, we are asking our community to surround (Donny's brother) Brandon and Sarah with love. We only want them to grieve during this time and not worry about funeral expenses or day-to-day living."

So far, the account has raised about $12,000 of its $20,000 goal. 

"Together as a community we can band together around this family during this most difficult time," said Kenning.

Click here to donate to the fund.

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