Licia Corbella

August 9, 2021

-Calgary Herald


The survivor of a violent home invasion in Penhold has given Postmedia an extensive interview explaining the events that led to his multiple injuries and the death of the intruder on Aug. 2.

“I wouldn’t wish what we lived through on anybody,” said the man, who will be named John for the purpose of making this account more understandable, though that is not his real name.

The burly six-foot-tall man, who asked not to be identified, is grateful he’s alive but is distraught and struggling over having to take another man’s life in order to save his own.

The entire ordeal started on Friday, July 30. John and his wife had left their 17-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter at their rural home the day earlier to go camping west of Sundre. For the first time in his life, John took a shotgun and three shells with him camping after other campers admonished him two weeks earlier for not having any bear spray or a firearm to ward off bears or cougars that are plentiful in the wilderness area where they go quadding with their two dogs.