Mother remembers son killed in a Saskatoon industrial accident

A mother, whose son was killed Wednesday in an industrial accident, said he filled her world with love, joy and happiness that she never knew existed.

Describing yesterday as the hardest day of their lives, Rebeccah McFarland wrote several posts on Facebook as a tribute to her son, Austyn Schenstead.

“He was the funniest guy and always wanted to see other’s smile,” McFarland wrote in one post.

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    “He loved scaring the crap out of me and playing pranks. He’d give you the shirt off his back (unless it was a Flames jersey) and always be there for a friend.”

    McFarland said her son touched the lives of everyone he met and was always there for friends and family and said the love she felt from everyone has helped them get though the day.

    “And be happy. Austyn would want happiness.”

    READ MORE: Man killed in Saskatoon industrial accident

    Schenstead, 19, was killed while on the job after police say a large piece of concrete fell off a truck and onto him.

    He was working on the city’s sound wall project in Saskatoon’s Pacific Heights neighbourhood for a private contractor.

    The provincial coroner and occupational health and safety continue to investigate his death.

    Meaghan Craig contributed to this story

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