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Ottawa bus crash: Funeral details for 6 victims released

09/23/2013 07:59 EDT | Updated 11/23/2013 05:12 EST
Details of the funerals for all six of the victims of last week's crash between an Ottawa city bus and a Via Rail passenger train have been released, with the first service being held today — for Carleton University student Connor Boyd.

The Transportation Safety Board is leading an investigation to determine the cause of last Wedneday's crash, which also injured more than 30 people.

The funeral information for each of the victims, in alphabetical order, is as follows:

- Michael Bleakney: Visitation at the Kelly Funeral in Barrhaven, 3000 Woodroffe Ave., on Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. The funeral will take place Barrhaven United Church, 3103 Jockvale Rd., on Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. ET.

- Boyd: The funeral is set for Monday (today) at Cedarview Alliance Church, 2784 Cedarview Rd., starting at 11 a.m.

- Karen Krzyzewski: Visitation at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3340 Richmond Rd., on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m., and Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The funeral is at Woodvale Church, 205 Greenbank Rd., on Thursday at noon with a reception to follow.

- Rob More: Visitation at Capital Memorial Chapel, 3700 Prince of Wales Dr., on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 12-1 p.m. The funeral is Thursday at 1 p.m.

- Kyle Nash: Visitation at the Kelly Funeral Home in Barrhaven, 3000 Woodroffe Ave., on Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. The funeral is at Cedarview Alliance Church, 2784 Cedarview Rd., on Thursday at 11 a.m.

- Dave Woodard: A public funeral service is planned for The Metropolitan Bible Church, 2176 Prince of Wales Dr., on Oct. 2, at noon. Those attending are invited to wear green, Woodard's favourite colour.

On Sunday night, about 200 friends, relatives and strangers paid tribute to the victims, at a community memorial at the Cedarview Alliance Church in Barrhaven. Mayor Jim Watson also attended.

The service began with songs and hymns, followed by moments of silence for each of the victims, led by families and friends. Prayers were also said for the injured, first responders and the community in general.

The city and Ottawa police, meanwhile, are reminding people not to drop off flowers or memorial notes on the Transitway where the crash occurred.

People are instead asked to drop off any tributes at Fallowfield Station.

"While we recognize and respect the desire of residents to express their condolences and grief, the Transitway is a bus corridor, reserved for buses and emergency vehicles," a media release said.

"To ensure that public safety is maintained, we wish to remind residents that pedestrian access to the Transitway is prohibited."

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