The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto confirmed the death of a Filipino Canadian and her daughter on Wednesday in a tragic stabbing in Toronto last week.
Elvie and Angelica Sig-Od were viciously stabbed to death inside their car near Bathurst and Finch around 3:30 p.m. on August 26, with police saying there were signs of “obvious struggle” between them and their attacker.
Charged with the crimes is Godfrey Sig-Od, husband of 44-year-old Elvie, a businesswoman and member of a local church group who was described as “quiet and very hardworking,” and father of 20-year-old Angelica, a Seneca College student who was in her final semester of a flight attendant program.
Godfrey, according to reports, is now in the custody of the Toronto Police and has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
“The consulate will coordinate the repatriation of remains of the mother and daughter who were both Canadian citizens at the time of their deaths,” said Philippine Consul General in Toronto Orontes Castro.
“The consulate general will also continue to monitor this case accordingly. The Philippine government expresses its sincerest condolences and sympathies to the family,” he added.
“I am raising funds for the funeral and sending the body of Elvie and Angelica Sig-od back to the Philippines, who were the victims of murder in North York, Ontario,” the page read.
“They do not have relatives here in Ontario to arrange their funeral so, as their pastor, I decided to ask for your help to raise funds to provide them with a decent funeral and send their bodies to the Philippines.”
/ FWH Admin