07/18/2015 05:44 EDT | Updated 07/18/2016 05:59 EDT

Funeral held in Montreal for slain Quebec woman Samantha Higgins

MONTREAL - A funeral was held Saturday in Montreal for a young mother killed and dismembered two weeks ago.

The friends and family of Samantha Higgins gathered to remember the 22-year-old, who never made it home after visiting a friend July 6th.

Her body was found in a plastic bag three days later in Hinchinbrooke, about 60 kilometres south of Montreal.

Higgins' fiance, Nicholas Fontanelli, has been charged with first-degree murder and committing an indignity to a body.

The suspect did not enter a plea and is due back in court Aug. 17 to face the allegations.

The couple had two young children.