A Manitoba family is heartbroken after being asked to exhume their loved one's body, because he was mistakenly buried in a previously sold cemetery plot earlier this month.
"It's just reopening the wounds that were just starting close," said Angela Griffith, whose 62-year-old father, Dan Griffith, died in his home in Deloraine, Man. — about 250 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg — on Christmas Day.
The family held a small graveside burial on Jan. 4, Griffith said. They couldn't have a full funeral due to pandemic restrictions.
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