A strong but devastated Sharlene Bosma held a news conference on Wednesday to thank the community for its support a day after her husband Tim Bosma was found dead.
Hamilton police believe Tim Bosma, 32, was killed on May 6, soon after leaving his Ancaster house with two men for a test drive of his pickup truck.
“Yesterday was the most horrifying day of my life,” Sharlene Bosma said.
“People have told me I have been so strong, and all I know is that I have a beautiful two-year-old girl at home who now needs her mommy more than ever, and needs her mommy to hold it together. So I know I can’t fall apart.
“But I am broken — because part of me is gone.”
Sharlene Bosma said the grieving wouldn’t end for her family and she would make sure her daughter remembers her dad.
“This will never really be over for us,” she said.
“As a family, with our friends and our community, we will remember Tim. And his daughter will grow up knowing how much he loved her — and how he would sometimes watch her sleep or chase her through the house to tickle [her.]
“Tim will always be loved and he will always be remembered. And I love you Tim.”
The family has set up a trust account for Sharlene Bosma and her daughter.
Here’s how to make a donation:
1. Log on to your bank website and send an Interac e-transfer to email@example.com.
2. Make a deposit to TD Canada Trust account 2047-6332096.
3. Make a donation to the Tim Bosma fund at any TD Canada Trust branch.
Dellen Millard, 27, was charged on Wednesday with first-degree murder and will appear next in court via video on June 13.
Police are still looking for a second man they say went along for the test drive of Bosma’s Dodge Ram and at least one more suspect who followed behind the truck in another vehicle.