The mother of the last victim of Winnipeg's murder says her daughter is loving and caring, enjoying her time with her family, including her new granddaughter.
Lisa Marie Kubica, 38, was stabbed to death at her home in Tindal Avenue on Thursday night.
Kubica's mother, Sheri Kubica, says her daughter has fought, including addiction to alcohol, but she would always have time to be with her five children, and her granddaughter, her first grandson, was born a little over a year ago.
Sherry said her daughter and she would take the children to swim in the park during the summer, and although Kubica was no longer living with her children, she always made sure she knew she loved them.
"She loved to do things with her kids, Lisa lived for her granddaughter … she was so proud that she had finally become a grandmother," she says at age 58 at CBC News.
"She was a good mother, she had problems … but she was trying to be good lately, and for me it's just, I do not know, there were problems, but I do not think anyone deserves it."
The accused is known to the victim
Constable spokesman. Jay Murray said on Saturday that Kubica understood her assailant, whom she said he had come to his house on Thursday, armed and intending to face her.
Sheri said her daughter had been stabbed several times during the attack.
Police arrested 45-year-old Phyllis Dawn Pascal shortly after in a nearby house and accused her of a second-degree murder in connection with Kubica's death.
Sherry said her daughter never talked about the woman now accused of killing her, and said she did not know what led to the confrontation.
"She was very kind, she would take everyone out of the street if she needed a place to stay, she would allow them to stay," she said to her daughter.
"It would not hurt a soul, I just do not understand what really went wrong."
"They have lost their mother forever"
Sheri said her daughter was asleep to drink shortly before her death.
After losing her two youngest children, a 10-year-old son and her five-year-old daughter, Child and Family Services, Sherry said her daughter did not know what else to do.
"He knew he knew he was in pain," she said.
The two children now live as permanent wards with their grandmother.
Sheri said that their mother's death is difficult for the children.
"I had to explain to her the youngest that she would not be able to see Mummy anymore that she was in the sky but she was with you," Sherry said.
"It's hard to explain at the age of five, but I want her to know she's loved and my daughter loves her with all her heart.
"It's so sad … they've lost their mother forever.