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.