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Memorial for woman killed in fire trying to rescue dog

There was a sombre memorial Thursday night, to celebrate the life of the Ottawa woman who died last week, trying to save her dog from their burning home.

Nancy Price, 57, and her elderly Dalmatian, died in the raging fire on Penny Drive in the Britannia neighbourhood.

Price's sister, Kathy Plante, told CTV News this death is especially devastating for her because Nancy is the third sister that she's lost in the past year.

Plante is now the only sister left. She says she finds comfort knowing Nancy was well loved in her community.

Friends and neighbours at the memorial praised Nancy saying she wasn't an ordinary woman.

"She was always there if you were in trouble, hurt about something; she was there to console you," said one friend.

Another added, "she has touched many many lives with her love, her commitment to her animals. It's a great loss for this community, to lose such a lady...And it's going to take time for the healing, it's going to take time."

A funeral for Price is set for Saturday morning at Parkdale United Church.

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