Coquitlam vigil Tuesday for PoCo family killed on Flight 752

A candlelight service will be held Tuesday for the family.

A Port Coquitlam family killed when a passenger jet was shot down last week in Iran will be remembered at a public memorial tomorrow (Tuesday) in Coquitlam.

The Tri-Cities Cultural Society will hold a Seventh Day Vigil in honour of Ardalan Ebnoddin-Hamidi, his wife Niloofar Razzaghi and their 15-year-old son, Kamyar Ebnoddin-Hamidi, as well as the 173 other passengers lost on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752.

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The event will start at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Spirit Square (across from Coquitlam city hall, 3000 Burlington Dr.).

Meanwhile, books of condolences for the family are now available at PoCo city hall (2580 Shaughnessy St.) and at the Port Coquitlam community centre (2150 Wilson Ave.) in which the public can write messages of condolences.

Sunday, a celebration of life for the Hamidi family was held in Coquitlam.

The day prior, Iran admitted it had “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jet, killing all 176 aboard — including 57 Canadians and 138 in total who were destined for Canada.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said an investigation found human error was to blame for the missiles fired and he described the crash as an “unforgivable mistake.”

 

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