The victims of a deadly crash between an Ottawa city bus and a Via Rail train Wednesday have been identified by police.

The names of five men and one woman were released with permission from families on Thursday. Their ages range from 21 to 57. All were from Ottawa.

  • Michael Bleakney, 57
  • Connor Boyd, 21
  • Karen Krzyzewski, 53
  • Kyle Nash, 21
  • Rob More, 35
  • Dave Woodard, 45

Two of the victims, Bleakney and Krzyzewski, were Gatineau, Que. public servants, according to CBC News.

“Mike was the best husband anyone could ask for,” read a statement from Bleakney’s family. The 57-year-old worked as a geotechnical engineer at Public Works and Government Services Canada.

According to a statement by Krzyzewski’s family, the 53-year-old mother of two worked at Library and Archives Canada.

More, a employee at IBM, was headed to work when he was killed.“He had a scalding dry wit,” LiveWorkPlay co-leader Keenan Wellar told the Ottawa Sun.

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  • Connor Boyd, 21

    Family statement: <blockquote>We are devastated by the loss of our son, Connor. He was on his way to university, a place he loved. He was so amazing and we are so proud of who he was. We are comforted to know he knew we loved him and we were proud of him. We are overwhelmed by the support from family, friends and the community.</blockquote>

  • Kyle Nash, 21

    Family statement: <blockquote>The family of Kyle Nash are devastated by his tragic and premature death. He was deeply loved. They thank everyone for their support and ask for privacy to grieve at this time.</blockquote>

  • Michael Bleakney, 57

    Family statement: <blockquote>Mike was the best husband and father anyone could ask for. His friends and family meant everything to him. He had a distinct and contagious laugh and it was heard often. He will be sorely missed by all those whose lives he touched.</blockquote>

  • Rob More, 35

  • Karen Krzyzewski, 53

    Family statement: <blockquote>Released on behalf of the family of Karen Krzyzewski, one of the victims of yesterday's accident that occurred when a Via Rail Train collided with the OC Transpo bus at the Fallowfield station. We are very saddened by the loss of Karen. She was a gentle spirit who was caring and compassionate to others. She loved life to the fullest. Karen was the mother of two young adult children. She is survived by her parents and a brother and two sisters. She will be mourned by family and many friends. Karen worked happily for 28 years at the Library and Archives Canada. She believed that libraries were an important part of Canadian culture and dedicated her working life to this. As her Pinterest site shows, she had a large number of artistic pursuits and liked to make gifts for others. Karen's passing comes at a complete shock to family and friends. The family is asking for privacy at this time. Beyond this statement, the family will not be speaking to the media. Funeral arrangements are still to be determined. The funeral will be closed to the media. Finally, the family offers our sympathy to all others that were affected by yesterday's accident. We also thank the community for all their love and support at this difficult time. A picture is available on <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/kayzew/" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>.</blockquote>

  • Dave Woodard, 45

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  • OC Transpo bus that collided with a VIA Rail passenger train at the Fallowfield Station in Ottawa.

  • Side view of the VIA Rail train that collided with an OC Transpo bus in Ottawa.

  • Officials investigate at the scene of a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A woman holds her head while sitting on a bus brought in for for people who were involved in a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • Police block off a city bus following a collision with a Via Rail train in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • A police officer checks the scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train.

  • A man carries a child following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • The scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • The scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and city bus are seen following a collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and city bus are seen following a collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A passenger is taken to an ambulance following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • People are helped following a Via Rail train and a city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The front end of the bus was severely damaged.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

  • A Via Rail train and a city bus collided in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The front end of the bus was severely damaged.

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  • Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road

Earlier, Terry Woodard, the widow of the OC Transpo bus driver who died of crash-related injuries, took to Facebook to write a message about her late husband.

“Today I lost my HUSBAND the love of my LIFE my best friend the father of my daughter and great step DAD to the boys,” wrote Woodard of her late spouse, Dave.

The two youngest victims, Boyd and Nash, were identified as students by Carleton University on Thursday.

Flags at the school’s Ottawa campus were lowered to half-staff in honour of their lives and a memorial service is being planned, confirmed university president Roseann O’Reilly Runte.

Condolence books will be available to the public at the university’s Tory Lobby on Friday.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated Keenan Wellar is a co-leader at Bronson Community Thrift Centre. He is in fact co-leader of charitable organization LiveWorkPlay. This version has been updated.

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