The soldier who was killed at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday has been identified.
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot by a gunman while standing guard with another soldier at the monument Wednesday morning.
Cirillo was a Hamilton-based reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada.
He had a young son, his friend Marie Michele told CBC News.
"Nathan was a good man. He would give anything to anyone," she said.
Cirillo had also worked as a fitness instructor at GoodLife Fitness before becoming a reservist and enjoyed country music, the network reported.
He had been in training to work for the Canada Border Services Agency, his aunt told The Globe and Mail.
A Twitter user posted this photo of Cirillo at the memorial on Wednesday.
He maintained an active profile on Instagram, where he posted several photos.
Many Twitter users paid tribute to the soldier:
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