Niagara Falls man killed fighting ISIS to be laid to rest tomorrow
The mother of a Canadian killed while secretly fighting Islamic State militants in Syria says she's relieved she'll finally be able to lay her son to rest months after his death.
Tina Martino says a funeral will be held at St. Andrew's United Church in Niagara Falls tomorrow for her 24-year-old son, Nazzareno Tassone.
She says Tassone's body, which was returned to Canada just over a week ago, will first travel from Toronto down the Highway of Heroes.
Martino says the memorial will take place exactly a year after her son left home and exactly six months after his death _ a coincidence she says she was shocked to discover.
Tassone was killed on Dec. 21 while fighting militants associated with ISIS.