Despite bitter winds, many sparklers and candles placed in memory of Tricia Boisvert continued to burn at Ottawa's Minto Park Friday.

Dozens of friends gathered for a candlelight vigil in honour of the former Gatineau resident, whose body was discovered in a remote area near Quyon, QC on Thursday, one week after she went missing in Montreal where she lived.

“Everytime you saw her Tricia was smiling and laughing and she would bring brightness into the room she walked into,” said one friend.

Homicide investigators say Boisvert was likely killed in Montreal before her body was allegedly moved.

Police say they are looking for 30-year-old Philippe Steele-Morin in connection with Boisvert’s death. They say Steele-Morin is wanted for a string of offences in Gatineau and may still be in the Gatineau area.

Friends say Boisvert had an infectious laugh.

“Her giggle, her laugh, very kind, always did something for you,” said Evelyn Sweet.

“You could know Tricia for a minute or a lifetime and she made an impression on you," said John Deschambault.

Another vigil is planned for Sunday in Ottawa.