Public funeral for Chloe and Aubrey Berry held today

Public funeral today for two BC girls allegedly murdered on Christmas Day

Public funeral today for two BC girls allegedly murdered on Christmas Day

A public funeral service is being held today for two British Columbia sisters found dead on Christmas Day.

Rev. Ansley Tucker of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria says the urn holding the ashes of Chloe and Aubrey Berry was covered with butterflies because they are a symbol of resurrection.

"In times of such vast and overwhelming grief, no words can make sense of this tragic loss of life and its impact on a family, a community and a city", says the Very Reverend Ansley Tucker of Christ Church Cathedral.

"The ripple effect is enormous because this has captured the heart and imagination of a whole city and beyond", Tucker said.

Chloe was described as a keen artist with a love for horses, and her sister Aubrey, a wild spirit who loved the monkey bars.

A scholarship in memory of Chloe and Aubrey has been set up through the Victoria Foundation to provide scholarships to children attending Christ Church Cathedral School.

Police found the bodies of the young sisters on December 25.

During the investigation, Andrew Robert Douglas Berry was taken to the hospital to have injuries treated. The two girls had been spending time with their father on Christmas Day as allowed by their custody agreement.