Remembering the victims of the Toronto van attack
Ten innocent bystanders lost their lives on April 23, 2018, when Alek Minassian drove his rented van over sidewalks in Toronto's north end.
Sohe Chung, 22
Chung was a student at the University of Toronto, pursuing a bachelor of science degree in cellular and molecular biology. She was a member of the University of Toronto Korean Students’ Association and also worked as a sales associate for Holt Renfrew.
Ji Hun Kim, 22
Kim was a South Korean international student attending Seneca College.
Anne Marie D'Amico, 30
D'Amico worked as a financial analyst at the US-based investment management firm Invesco, located close to the stretch of Yonge Street where the attack occurred. She was voted Tennis Canada’s volunteer of the year in 2016, and worked for the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto and the Canadian charity Live Different. D’Amico attended Ryerson University, graduating in 2010.
Andrea Bradden, 33
Bradden, of Woodbridge, was an account executive at Gartner, a US-based advisory and research firm whose Toronto office is located on the stretch of Yonge St. where the attack occurred.
Beutis Renuka Amarasinghe, 45
Originally from Sri Lanka, Amarasingha was a single mother of a seven year-old son. She worked for the Toronto District School Board as a nutrition services staff member and was killed on her first day working at a school near the site of the attack. Those who knew her learned of her death at the end of the day when she would normall pick her son up from school.
Chul Min "Eddie" Kang, 45
Kang was a chef at the Copacabana restaurant.
Dorothy Sewell, 80
Sewell was a Sears retiree who spent her time volunteering by helping other seniors. She was an avid sports fan who never missed a Blue Jays game.
Geraldine Brady, 83
Brady was a grandmother who was better known as “Gerry” to friends and family. She was an Avon salesperson for more than 45 years and was likely visiting customers in the area at the time of the attack.
Munir Najjar, 85
Najjar was a retired Jordanian citizen visiting his son in Toronto. He was with his wife when he was struck and killed. Over the course of his life, Najjar lived in Iraq, Israel and the United States.
Mary Elizabeth Forsyth, 94
Forsyth, the oldest victim of the van attack, lived in the area where the attack took place, according to those who knew her. They said she was a friendly person who, despite needing a walker, was "always walking around."