Funeral services today for sisters murdered Christmas Day in Oak Bay

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ryan MacDonald Photography Sarah Cotton holds her daughters Chloe, left, and Aubrey Berry in October 2017 in this handout photo. Six-year-old Chloe attended Grade 1 at Christ Church Cathedral School that sits on the corner of the cathedral grounds.

Hundreds attended, with many building a candlelight memorial to the sisters beside two tiny crosses with the names Chloe and Aubrey.

"The ripple effect is enormous because this has captured the heart and imagination of a whole city and beyond", Tucker said.

The funeral will take place at Christ Church Cathedral at 11 a.m. and it will be open to the public.

The 43-year-old is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and will be back in court on February 1.

Police found the bodies of the young sisters on December 25.

"She really loved this school, she really thrived here", Lees said.

Close to 900 mourners, many wearing ribbons in the girls' favourite colours, filled the church to pay their respects during a service that heard from family members, teachers and friends.

Christ Church Cathedral, one of Canada's largest churches, will not only accommodate the expected community turnout but also has a close connection to the family.

THE CANADIAN PRESS Trisha Lees, a friend of the family, speaks to media prior to the funeral of Chloe and Aubrey Berry at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, B.C., on Friday.

"Of course, now I wish I had said so much more", she said.

While Chloe attended Willows elementary for Kindergarten, she loved her new school Lees says.

Donations through the Victoria Foundation will go to support students at Christ Church Cathedral School where Chloe Berry was a student. "You are true angels now".