ROB DRAL The Standard
UXBRIDGE: This past Saturday, February 6th, friends and family said goodbye to Adam Wood, the local teacher killed in a school shooting in Saskatchewan last month.
Wood, 35, was one of four people killed in a mass shooting spree in La Loche, Saskatchewan on Jan. 22nd. A 17-year old gunman is charged in the killing of Wood and 3 others.
Mourners attended the service at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Leaskdale. Councillor Dave Barton of Ward 3 said the service, while sad was also beautiful and expressed gratitude towards St. Paul’s for their effort in bringing the community together, where, he thinks close to 750 mourners attended.
Uxbridge Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor was also touched by the ceremony on Saturday. “[Mr. Wood] was certainly someone we can all look up to.” She continued, “I hope that the family can find some hope during this time.”
After his death, the family of Adam released a statement to the public encouraging Canadians not to point fingers, but to “stop and listen to the voices of La Loche.”
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