‘He cried with me’: Ontario man who misplaced son, spouse in Iran airplane crash meets with Justin Trudeau


Overcome with grief, Shahin Moghaddam says he’s considerably comforted by the assembly he had with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday.

Simply three days after studying his spouse, 39-year-old Shakiba Feghahati, and his son, 10-year-old Rosstin Moghaddam, had been killed within the Ukrainian Airways catastrophe, the Nobleton, Ont., man met with Trudeau in a gathering organized for victims’ households at a resort in Richmond Hill.

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Moghaddam instructed World Information that Rosstin, a Grade four pupil at Beynon Fields public faculty in Richmond Hill, all the time stated he wished to be Justin Trudeau when he grew up. He stated the prime minister requested him about his son’s profession aspirations.


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“I instructed him the identical factor. He cried with me. He’s such an amazing man. I don’t know something about his politics, however personally, he’s an amazing man,” Moghanddam stated as tears streamed down his face, including he thinks that Rosstin was watching from heaven in the present day.

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“He’s so supportive emotionally and it’s virtually every little thing for me.”

Moghaddam stated he final noticed his spouse and son on Dec. 10 once they left for Iran. He stated it was their first journey house because the household got here to Canada for a greater life seven years in the past.

“I got here with empty pockets. We used our information. We labored to construct such a tremendous nation. We had been helpful Canadians,” Moghaddam stated.

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Moghaddam, a pc science engineer who went again to George Brown School for development administration, stated he determined to remain house to proceed working on the household enterprise, Shawn Smithery & Forging Inc. — a steel fabrication firm the couple began collectively.

“She insisted for me to return and I simply stated, ‘I wish to keep and to proceed work and pay the payments coming in,’” defined Moghaddam.

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His spouse and son spent the month visiting with family members again house and despatched again photos of their adventures with grandparents, uncles, and aunts.



“Every single day I had a dialog together with her. And I used to be speaking with them proper earlier than they boarded the airplane. It was a model new airplane — such a catastrophe,” he stated.

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Moghaddam stated Rosstin spoke 4 languages, beloved swimming, performed the piano and was a Taekwondo champion.

He referred to as his spouse an angel who had a Bachelor’s in economics diploma and went to York College when she got here to Toronto to get a certificates in public administration.

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“She was every little thing to me. I didn’t have an opportunity to say goodbye,” Moghaddam stated.

After a memorial for his spouse and son in Toronto on the weekend, he stated he plans to return to Iran on Sunday through Istanbul, Turkey. Nonetheless, he stated he’s nonetheless uncertain whether or not he’ll fly or drive to Tehran from there.

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