Lisa was a school teacher who was instrumental in keeping the Debert Elementary School open;
Gina was a denturist in Shubenacadie, a two-time cancer survivor, avid sport fisher and Cuban salsa dancer. “She really loved life,” her daughter Amelia Butler told the Globe and Mail. “She was a fighter.”
Gina had two beloved dogs. One was seriously injured but has now fully recovered according to a Facebook post written by Amelia’s husband David.
Lillian Hyslop was a resident of Wentworth;
Heather O’Brien was a nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses;
Greg Blair and Jamie Blair
Greg Blair and Jamie Blair, a married couple. Greg worked at a propane company in Truro;
Cst. Heidi Stevenson
Constable Heidi Stevenson was an RCMP officer killed in the line of duty.
Alanna Jenkins and Sean McLeod
Alanna Jenkins and Sean McLeod were a couple, both working for Correctional Services Canada. Alanna was a Correctional Manager at the Nova Institution for Women in Truro, and Sean was a Correctional Manager at Springhill Institution.
Sean’s daughter Taylor Andrews described her father and step-mother to HubNow reporter Raissa Tetanish: “I want people to remember they were the nicest, selfless, and happiest people that I knew. They lived a life that they loved.”
Jolene Oliver, Emily Tuck, and Aaron (Friar) Tuck
Emily Tuck was a 17-year-old budding musician, and her parents, Jolene Oliver and Aaron (Friar) Tuck.
According to his brother Clinton, posting on Facebook, Corrie Ellison was killed after going to help with a house fire in Portapique. “[Barely] got away with my own life,” wrote Clinton. “I hid in the woods for over three hours. My heart goes out to all others [affected].”
The Globe and Mail reports that Corrie was a social services worker in his 40’s from Truro.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started in support of Corrie’s brother Clinton, by friend Katie Green.
Tom Bagley was a retired firefighter and according to many accounts a born helper to those in need. He was killed after going over to lend a hand when he saw the house of Alana Jenkins and Sean McLeod was on fire Sunday morning. His daughter Charlene told CBC New Brunswick: “He saved lives on a daily basis. He puts his life at risk always. He was my hero.”
Kristen was a continuing care assistant with the Victorian Order of Nurses.
Dawn Madsen and Frank Gulenchyn
Joy and Peter Bond
John Zahl and Elizabeth Joanne Thomas
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Poetic justice indeed that wortman, who was able to kill so many so unsuspectedly by riding around in a MARKED mountie car, was himself killed when he unsuspectingly drove into a gas station and was killed by a mountie in an UN-MARKED mountie car : having mounties in unmarked vehicles was about the smartest thing the Red Serge bosses did all that day.
If a referendum were held today in Nova Scotia as to whether we want the secretive smartest-cops-in-the-room/master-cops-of-the-universe RCMP or our own provincial police force, who do you think might win ?