Winnipeg Police, Social Services Offering Counseling in Wake of Westwood Tragedy

Lisa Gibson
Lisa Gibson, 32, was found dead in the Red River after her two children drowned in a Westwood home on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg police and a number of local social services are offering counseling after a Westwood mother and her two children died last week.

Lisa Gibson and her two children, Anna, 2, and Nicholas, 3 months, are dead after the two children were found unresponsive in a bathtub in the family’s home. Gibson was pulled from the Red River a few days later.

“While we cannot change what occurred, we can try to provide some comfort to one another with the hope that time will heal some of our wounds,” reads a statement from the Winnipeg Police Service and the city’s community services department.

People who wish to speak to someone about the tragedy can head to Kirkfield Westwood Community Centre at 165 Sansome Avenue on Wednesday, July 31 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Members of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Mobile Crisis Unit, Klinic and Manitoba Family Services will be on hand.

— Staff