A fundraiser for Tim Bosma’s widow and daughter was held in Hamilton on Friday evening.
Bosma, 32, of Ancaster, disappeared on May 6 after taking two men for a test drive of his black Dodge pickup truck that he was trying to sell online. His charred remains were found days later at the Waterloo Region farm of accused killer Dellen Millard, the 27-year-old Etobicoke heir to Millard Air.
The Tim Bosma Memorial Fundraiser began at 7 p.m. at Copetown Community Centre, and money raised will go to help the victim’s widow Sharlene and her toddler.
“We have literally hundreds of prizes to be won,” said one of the organizers Melissa Hockridge, who went to school with Tim Bosma at Ancaster High School and wanted to help Sharlene.
Some of the grand prizes include a private box suite for a Maple Leafs pre-season game, including a meet and greet with former captain Wendel Clark, a ring valued at $3,000 and a weekend cottage getaway in Creemore.
Millard and a second man Mark Smich, 25, of Oakville, face first-degree murder in Bosma’s death. They were scheduled to appear in court via video on Thursday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.