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Hundreds Gather to Remember Toronto Dentist and Daughter Killed in Iran Plane Disaster

February 3, 2020
by CBC News


Home videos of the life Hamed Esmaeilion shared with his wife and daughter flashed before those gathered to honour them, like the memories he holds of them now that they’re gone.

Parisa Eghbalian and the couple’s nine-year-old daughter, Reera Esmaeilion, were laid to rest this past week north of Toronto. On Sunday, more than 1,500 people turned out at a memorial in Concord, Ont. to remember them, as the one-month anniversary of the Iran plane disaster approaches.

The mother and daughter pair were among 57 Canadians whose lives were cut short when Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down by the Iranian military on Jan. 8, killing all 176 on board.

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