Chase Martens will be buried later this week. (Photo: RCMP Manitoba)Pastor Abe Gunther taught Chase’s dad, Thomas Martens, in Sunday school. He says Chase is "sitting on the right hand with Jesus." A wake and burial is to follow later this week in Grand Rapids. Chase's mom, Destiny Turner, and dad thanked the community for its support after the memorial service. “It gave me a calming relief in the heart," Turner said. "Everybody that we don’t even know just cared so much for our son." Margaret Martens also thanked those who helped in the search. She recalled how her grandson loved animals, enjoyed watching his dad work and shared a special bond with his two older sisters, Taylor and Danika.
"He loved his movies, especially "Frozen,"” Martens told the congregation. She said the first sentence he said was "Let it go." One of Chase's sisters waved goodbye as the boy's body was taken away from the church. The parents say they are now focused on moving on. “Chase would want his mother and daddy to be happy, keep good care of his sisters, and just move on and we’ll meet him again,” Turner said. (CTV Winnipeg)
“It gave me a calming relief in the heart. Everybody that we don’t even know just cared so much for our son."