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Canada’s victims of Flight PS752

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One hundred and thirty-eight of the people killed on the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran were connecting to Canada.

Most of the passengers were headed to Canada. They were dentists and doctors, whole families with small children, newlywed couples and students returning from holidays.

Here is what we know so far about Canada’s victims of Flight PS752. We will continue to update as we learn more.

  • Mother and Daughter
    Ayeshe Pourghaderi was travelling with her teenage daughter, Fatemah Pasavand, who attended Carson Graham Secondary School. The family owned Amir Bakery, a traditional Persian bakery in North Vancouver.

 

 

  • Family of three
    A family of three — Ardalan Ebnoddin Hamidi, his wife, Niloofar Razzaghi, and their teenage son, Kamyar Ebnoddin Hamidi — were on their way home to Vancouver after a two-week holiday. Kei Esmaeilpour, a family friend and head of the Civic Association of Iranian Canadians, confirmed their deaths.

 

 

 

  • Delaram Dadashnejad

    Delaram was an international student studying nutrition at Langara College. She was flying home to Vancouver after a visit with family in Tehran.

    Her friend, Sia Ahmadi, said she had originally planned to fly home on Dec. 17 but missed that flight after her student visa did not arrive on time, and booked Wednesday’s flight instead.

  • Newlyweds

Arash Pourzarabi and Pouneh Gorji were graduate students in the University of Alberta’s computer science program. They had travelled to Iran for their wedding.

 

 

Family of four

Both Mojgan Daneshmand and Pedram Mousavi were professors in the University of Alberta’s faculty of engineering, and were on the flight with numerous other Edmontonians, said Payman Parseyan, a member of the city’s Iranian community. Their two young daughters, Daria and Dorina Mousavi, also died in the crash.

 

Roja Omidbakhsh

Roja was a first-year business student at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island

 

 

Mother and two daughters

Dr. Shekoufeh Choupannejad, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the Northgate Centre Medical Clinic in Edmonton, was travelling with her two daughters, Saba and Sara Saadat, both of whom were students at the University of Alberta. Saba was studying medicine, and Sara was a clinical psychology student.

 

Arshia Arbabbahrami

Arshia was a Grade 12 international student at Western Canada High School, and was returning to Canada after spending the holidays with his family in Iran.

 

Couple were visiting family

Hossein (Daniel) Saket and Fatemeh (Faye) Kazerani were a couple from North Vancouver. He worked as an engineer, and she was a hygienist.

 

 

 

Married family doctors

Another couple from North Vancouver, Naser Pourshaban Oshibi and Firouzeh Madani were both family doctors who were struggling through the licensing process in Canada.

 

Couple

Nasim Rahmanifar and her boyfriend, Amir Hossein Saeedinia, were mechanical engineering students at the University of Alberta.

 

 

 

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