CALGARY — As Calgarians gather to celebrate Easter weekend with their loved ones, five devastated families are preparing to lay theirs to rest, earlier than they ever expected.
Funerals have been announced for Jordan Segura, 22, Josh Hunter, 23, and Kaiti Perras, 23, who were killed early Tuesday in the city’s worst mass murder along with Zackariah Rathwell, 21, and Lawrence Hong, 27.
The five were stabbed to death at a low-key house party while celebrating the end of the University of Calgary school year where three of them attended.
Psychology student Matt de Grood, 23, who was to attend law school in the fall, faces five counts of first-degree murder.
On Friday, mourners continued to visit a memorial of flowers and cards at the scene, still surrounded by police tape.
Friends who attended high school with Hong described him as a lovable friend who was excited to be graduating from the U of C. They will hold a memorial gathering Sunday at 4 p.m. at Bishop O’Byrne.
And mourners will say goodbye to Segura, Perras, and Hunter at funeral services to be held Monday.