There were tears, fond recollections and poignant messages of remembrance at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre on Friday evening as members of the community gathered to mourn the loss of those killed in the recent crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752.
Students and faculty members were among those who spoke at the ceremony, which took place three days after the crash that killed all 176 passengers and crew, including 57 Canadians.
Eight members of the U of T community, including six students, were among those whose names were on the plane’s passenger manifest.
The ceremony, which was also attended by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the lieutenant governor of Ontario, began with a reading of the names of the eight members of the U of T community who died in the crash:
- Mojtaba Abbasnezhad
- Mohammad Asadi Lari
- Zeynab Asadi Lari
- Mohammad Amin Beiruti
- Mohammad Amin Jebelli
- Mohammad Salehe
- Zahra Hasani
- Mohammad Mahdi Elyasi