The family of a man from Little Red Reserve are looking to honor his memory.
Justin Mirasty died when he was hit by a car on a highway north of Prince Albert in September of 2021. No one has been charged in relation to his death.
Justin’s cousin, Wendy Mirasty told MBC Radio News that on Oct 7, family and their supporters plan to start their walk on Highway 2 around the Wahpeton turnoff and walk to the provincial courthouse in Prince Albert. The starting point for the walk is near where Justin was hit on the highway.
“It’s going to be a memorial walk and the memorial walk is going to, we’re hoping that it provides us a way and the community (a way) to remember him, but also to heal together,” she said.
Wendy explained her cousin was a loving person who got along well with all of his relatives and also loved to joke around. One of the things she remembers about Justin was that he had a good ear when it came to music.
“He was a talented musician, he can listen to a song one time and learn how to play it, he built his own guitar,” she said.
Wendy said losing Justin has been hard on the family in part because there has been a lack of closure for them. She added the family wants Justin’s memory to live on in a good way for them and for the community. Anybody who is interested in taking part in the walk is encouraged to attend.
“If anybody’s ever been impacted by a similar event like our family, or if anyone wants to come and support us, to support our healing journey or to support each other, I just welcome everyone to come and attend,” said Wendy.
(Top Photo: Justin Mirasty. Submitted photo.)