Teacher compiles photos for young View Royal fire victim

View Royal elementary teacher on maternity leave hopes to restore memories lost in house fire that hospitalized nine-year-old

Margaret Grubb organizes photos for nine-year-old Katrina Van Winkle who was pulled unconscious from her View Royal home March 14 during a house fire.

Margaret Grubb is collecting photos for one of her “bright light” students injured in a house fire March 14.

Grubb taught Katrina Van Winkle at View Royal elementary school up until three months ago when Grubb’s son Joseph was born Dec. 19 – also Van Winkle’s birthday.

“Katrina is a bright light in the classroom,” Grubb said smiling. “She definitely has a very special spirit and can light up any room … She always has a question to ask or something to say.”

Van Winkle was flown to the hospital after she was pulled from a house fire and resuscitated by View Royal firefighters.

 

In hopes of preserving memories lost in the fire, Grubb has collected about 50 photos and the school purchased a digital frame. She hoped to give the photos to Van Winkle yesterday, but anyone with photos of Van Winkle or her family they can be sent to mgrubb@SD61.bc.ca.