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Hundreds attend memorial services to mourn victim of Nanaimo sawmill shooting

Shirts hang in memory of dead workers at the Nanaimo mill site on Thursday May 1, 2014.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner
May 10, 2014 - 7:34 PM

NANAIMO, B.C. - Hundreds turned out for a memorial for one of two men who were fatally shot in a Vancouver Island mill.

Services for Fred McEachern were held in Nanaimo Saturday and many were expected to attend Michael Lunn's funeral later in the day.

Tony Sudar, a friend and colleague who survived the shooting, says both men were wonderful and gregarious people who cherished their families.

He says the funerals mark the next step in the healing process and that the community will pull together and "get over this."

Two other people were wounded in the shootings, which occurred April 30th at the Western Forest Products sawmill.

Kevin Douglas Addison, 47, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with the shootings.

The suspect is being held in custody until his next court appearance later this month.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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