Kingston, Ont. members of the PSAC maintain vigil for colleagues misplaced aboard Flight 752 – Kingston


A vigil was held Tuesday evening in Kingston, Ont. for the victims of Ukraine Worldwide Airways Flight 752.

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Kingston Public Service Alliance of Canada members hold vigil for colleagues lost in downed aircraft

Kingston Public Service Alliance of Canada members maintain vigil for colleagues misplaced in downed plane


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Iran has admitted to mistakenly downing the jet, killing all on board.

5 of the victims had been members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

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“It’s fairly a shock once you hear that the incident, all along with the airplane being shot out of the air, was a shock,” says Chris Snooks, president of PSAC Kingston and space council, “after which to listen to a bunch of our members that had been on there.”

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A small group of PSAC members gathered to recollect the 5 members of the union misplaced.

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4 instructing assistants from Western College and a physician from PSAC Native 555 in Vancouver had been remembered.



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Included within the vigil was Queen’s College pupil Amir Moradi.

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Queen’s student Amir Moradi

Queen’s pupil Amir Moradi


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Every sufferer’s title was learn aloud:  Ghazal Nourian, Milad Nahavandi, Sajedeh Saraeian, Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Dr. Razgar Rahimi and Queen’s pupil Amir Moradi.

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Ghazal Nourian, Milad Nahavandi, Sajedeh Saraeian and Hadis Hayatdavoudi

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“They’re a part of our union household,” says Snooks, “so we assist one another.

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“It’s a terrific loss once we lose a member, particularly to a tragedy like this.”

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All 176 individuals on board, together with 57 Canadians and greater than 80 Iranians, died after the Boeing 737-800 was struck by a missile, shortly after leaving Tehran Imam Khomeini Worldwide Airport.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents 180,000 members nationally and over 30,000 members in Ontario.

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“I believe we must always preserve their reminiscence of them alive, and present the households assist,” says Snooks, “and assist as a lot in the neighborhood as doable.”




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