VIDEO: Vigil held for Jennifer Catcheway 0
The days don't get any easier for Bernice and Wilfred Catcheway who continue to mourn the loss of their daughter Jennifer who disappeared four years ago at the age of 18.
The family held a candlelight vigil at their home in northeast Portage la Prairie on Saturday evening, with about 50 people attending.
June 19 marks four years since Jennifer went missing.
Bernice Catcheway, Jennifer's mother, spoke to those who gathered in the backyard for the outdoor ceremony.
"I just want to bring her home," she said.
During the afternoon the family held a barbecue fundraiser to collect funds to help them continue their search for Jennifer, to cover the costs of gas, food and lodging.
Bernice said family and friends would be going out soon for a new extended search.
During the afternoon barbecue, many friends and relatives visited, including Lori McFarland whose daughter Amber went missing on October 18, 2008, at the age of 24 -- the same year that Jennifer disappeared.
"It's only a matter of time before the girls come home," said Bernice Catcheway. "They will. I believe it."
As a mother, Lori McFarland said she shares Bernice's grief and comes every year around this time to support the Catcheway family.
"Jennifer's birthday is in June and Amber's birthday is the end of July -- it's going to be four years for them, and it's going to be four years for us as well," said Lori.
Lori McFarland said the family would like to continue searching, but at this point needs more information in order to go forward with another search.
With Amber's birthday coming up on July 28, the family will be updating its poster campaign this summer to make sure businesses have a picture of Amber displayed to increase awareness about her disappearance.
Both Lori and Bernice remain hopeful their daughters -- Amber and Jennifer -- will be found.
"These guys are not going to win," said Lori.
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