Husband, son of Hurricane Dorian victim trying to get back to Canada
Published Sunday, September 8, 2019 3:27PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, September 9, 2019 7:51PM EDT
The mother of a LaSalle woman who died during Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas tells CTV News that her grandson and son-in-law are now in Nassau.
Josie McDonagh, the mother of Alishia Liolli, says her daughter’s 17-month-old son and husband are safe and trying to get a flight to Canada.
McDonagh is also trying to get her daughter’s body home to Canada.
She says Liolli’s body remains at an Abaco Islands clinic.
Liolli, 27, died after category 5 Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas last Monday, where the family was last seen together.
Liolli was working as a special education teacher for the last six years while living in the Bahamas with her husband, her 17-month-old son Evan and three step-children.
“I'm so heartbroken,” says McDonagh.
McDonagh tells CTV News she doesn't think the Canadian Embassy hasn’t been doing enough.
“Let Alishia come home now and my grandson," says McDonagh. "Please do something about it.”
Global Affairs Canada states: “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of the Canadian citizen who has died in the Bahamas in the area affected by Hurricane Dorian. Canadian consular officials are providing assistance to the family at this difficult time. Out of respect for the family, no further information will be released.”
Windsor West New Democrat MP Brian Masse says his office has been in direct contact with the Minister of Immigration office and emergency consular affairs.
A GoFundMe page has been setup for the family in an effort to bring Liolli’s body back to Canada.