Vigil planned for Hamilton victims of Ethiopian plane crash

A public vigil will be held in Hamilton this weekend to remember a local family of five who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Crash.

The Kenyan Community of Ontario is holding the vigil Saturday from 5 to 8 in Hamilton city council chambers.

Nine-month-old Rubi Wangui Njuguna was killed in the March 10 crash, as was her 60-year-old grandmother Ann Karanja, her 34-year-old mother Carolyne Karanja, her seven-year-old brother Ryan and her sister Kelly, who was four.

The family was heading to Kenya to see Carolyne Karanja’s father, who would meet his granddaughter for the first time.

47-year-old Hagersville Secondary School Special Education teacher Dawn Tanner also died in the crash.

Flags have been lowered at all Grand Erie schools in Tanner’s memory and counsellors will be available to assist students and staff on Monday.

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