07/18/2015 10:42 EDT | Updated 07/18/2016 05:59 EDT

Samantha Higgins' funeral set for today in Montreal

Friends and family are gathering today to remember Samantha Higgins, a 22-year-old mother of two whose remains were found southwest of Montreal earlier this month.

The funeral will be held this afternoon in Montreal's Sud-Ouest borough.

Higgins' body was found in a plastic bag on July 9 in Hichinbrooke, 70 kilometres from Montreal, three days after she was reported missing.

Her fiancé, Nick Fontanelli, was arrested on Monday. He's accused of first-degree murder and committing an indignity to a body in her death and dismemberment.

Fontanelli is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 17.

The couple have two children, a four-year-old girl and three-month-old boy.