|Michelle Shegelski was one of the victims in an armoured car robbery and multiple fatality shooting at HUB Mall at the University of Alberta on June 15, 2012. (FAMILY HAND OUT PHOTO)
EDMONTON - A well-liked security guard who was gunned down in a deadly amoured car robbery at the University of Alberta was laid to rest during a large funeral service Tuesday.
Michelle Shegelski, 26 -- along with co-workers Brian Ilesic, 35 and Eddie Rejano, 39 -- were shot and killed just after midnight June 15 as the G4S guard was working on an exchange of funds inside of a back machine.
Friends and family who packed into the Edmonton funeral home Tuesday say Shegelski was a brave woman who loved to travel.
"Michelle had fears, but she faced them head on," read her obituary.
"A fear of travelling alone didn't stop her from rewarding herself on graduation with a trip to Europe."
She also had a fear of the dark, friends and family say. However, that didn't stop her from getting a job with G4S as an armoured guard, according to her obituary.
Shegelski leaves behind her husband Victor Shegelski. The were both married in a Victorian-themed wedding at Fort Edmonton Park, on April 21, according to the obituary.
Rejano was laid to rest on Friday, while friends and family held a service for Ilesic.
Matthew Schuman, a fourth security guard shot during the robbery, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at an Edmonton hospital and has been placed into a monitoring ward this week.
G4S has established a fund in support of the victim's families. Donations can be made at any TD Bank Branch and should be marked "the families of the victims of the University of Alberta Edmonton Shooting."
Following a 36-hour manhunt, 21-year-old Travis Brandon Baumgartner of Sherwood Park, Alta., was picked up at the Lynden, Wash., border crossing with more than $330,000 in cash.
He remains in custody charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and four counts of robbery with a firearm.