B.C. man Jordan McIldoon died days before his 24th birthday in Las Vegas shooting
Jessica Klymchuk, of Valleyview, Alta., and Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, B.C., were among the 58 people who died in the horrific attack that also left more than 500 others injured, including an unknown number of Canadians.
Klymchuk was an educational assistant, librarian and bus driver for St. Stephen’s School, said the Holy Family Catholic Regional Division.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson both expressed sympathy over the death of Klymchuk, a mother of four. She was in Vegas with her fiancé.
“Our hearts are all broken,” Iveson said in a tweet. “We will rally for Jessica’s children and family.”
“The scope of this tragedy is worldwide and we are feeling its impact here at home,” she said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, as well as all the families affected by this unimaginable attack.”
“It’s a terrible thing,” he said. “I don’t handle it very well.”
McIldoon would have turned 24 on Friday and was a month shy of completing a course to qualify as a heavy-duty mechanic. His parents were travelling to Nevada to retrieve his body, the relative said.
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In a Facebook posting that could not immediately be verified, Heather Gooze of Las Vegas said she was outside the festival grounds when the Canadian passed away.
“I am with a young man who died in my arms! RIP Jordan McIldoon from British Columbia,” Gooze wrote. “I can’t believe this just happened!!!”