Toronto van attack victim Betty Forsyth remembered for ‘amazing ability to enjoy life’


    Household and buddies of Betty Forsyth got here collectively Saturday to bear in mind a lady they are saying had “a tremendous ability to enjoy life.”

    The 94-year-old was amongst 10 individuals killed in final month’s van attack on Yonge Avenue. 

    Her nephew, Robert Forsyth, was at Saturday’s vigil and stated his aunt was very energetic, humorous and sharp for her age. 

    “She was strolling up and down Yonge Avenue day by day. She’d typically stroll for kilometres,” he stated, including that he had to exchange the wheels on her walker just a few instances as a result of the rubber was worn out.

    Betty Forsyth, 94, liked canines and had her personal canine grooming enterprise, household and buddies say. (CBC)

    Forsyth additionally had her personal dog-grooming enterprise for greater than 20 years on Yonge Avenue and have become well-known within the space, Robert added.  

    An obituary for Forsyth stated that she could be cremated privately and that her stays will probably be interred in a household plot in England.

    Funerals have already been held for Anne Marie D’Amico, 30, Dorothy Sewell, 80, Geraldine Brady, 83, and 85-year-old Munir Najjar, and, two massive makeshift memorials have sprung up the place individuals have been struck, with flowers, candles and messages in a number of languages. 

    As well as to the 10 deaths, 16 individuals have been injured within the van attack.

    Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree homicide and 13 counts of tried homicide within the incident, with one other three tried homicide expenses anticipated.



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