Photo: Nathan Denette, The canadian Press
Shortly after attending the funeral of Reese Fallon, the prime minister Justin Trudeau, moved, tried to offer some hope to the loved ones.
Several dignitaries, including the prime minister, Justin Trudeau and the vice-premier of Ontario, Christine Elliott, travelled in a funeral home to Toronto, Monday, when relatives were paying tribute to Reese Fallon, the young woman of 18 years fell under the bullets of a shooter, last week, in the neighbourhood of Greektown.
A little further north, in Markham, the funeral of the little Julianna Kozis, aged 10 years, were celebrated in privacy in a Greek orthodox church. Reese Fallon and Julianna Kozis have been buried by the result during private ceremonies.
While the police maintained a strong presence around the funeral home, teenagers holding hands and pressed close in their arms before going to say goodbye to Reese Fallon, who had just finished his college studies. The young woman was supposed to start in the fall of studies in nursing at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Shortly after attending the funeral of Reese Fallon, Mr. Trudeau moved, he tried to offer some hope to the loved ones. He admitted that the death of these two young people had revived the memory of his brother Michel, who died in an avalanche 20 years ago, at the age of 23 years.
“I just wanted to say to these young people, and to all those who mourn, that our loved ones, like these two girls especially extraordinary and beautiful that we have lost, will be with us forever,” said Mr. Trudeau after having placed flowers on a memorial improvised for the victims of the attack.
The small Julianna Kozis, that its neighbours have described as a child is extroverted and athletic, was a family outing on Danforth avenue when she was caught up in the flurry of bullets fired by Faisal Hussain, aged 29 years. Reese Fallon has been killed, while she spent an evening with friends, especially young liberals. The first minister also pointed to his political involvement and social on Monday.
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“It was a young woman who was optimistic about the future, but also realistic, in the sense that she knew she had to get involved to build a better world, he said. And if there is a message to young people who have known, to young people who would have wanted to know, it is to get involved and take care of his community. “
Some of the friends of Reese Fallon, as well as the father of the little Julianna Kozis, would be the number of 13 people injured in the shooting. The shooter himself was found dead shortly after exchanging gunfire with two police officers.
A fountain in the mini-park Alexander-the-Great, where some of the victims have been slaughtered, has been flooded with flowers, candles, stuffed animals and other souvenirs from the shooting of 22 July. Boxes of chalk were placed at the disposal of citizens so that they leave messages of love and hope.
Mr. Trudeau has also been questioned by the journalists on what his government had done to avoid such tragedies. “Obviously, we’re looking at all sorts of options, he said. Our primary responsibility, as a government, is to ensure the safety of citizens, and we will look at different ways of doing it, to ensure that other communities, other families do not suffer. “