Monday, June 5, 2017

Canadian killed in London terror attack identified as B.C. woman

 Canadian Christine Archibald has been the first named victim to have been killed in the London terror attack. Twitter

Lora Grindlay & Cheryl Chan, Vancouver Sun

A B.C. woman killed in the London terror attacks died on London Bridge in the arms of her devastated fiancé.

Christine “Chrissy” Archibald grew up in Castlegar and moved to Europe to be with her future husband, Tyler Ferguson. She was with him on Saturday night when a rented van plowed through the sidewalk, striking pedestrians, including Archibald.

“Tyler is shattered into a million pieces. He held her and watched her die in his arms,” said Cassie Ferguson, the sister of Archibald’s fiancé, in a Facebook message.

In a post on the social media website, Cassie shared some of Ferguson’s shock and grief at the loss of a woman she described as “the love of his life.”

“In a split second his entire life was ripped  away from him. Hearing his painful sobs on the phone while he’s alone trying to deal with this tears me apart,” wrote Cassie. Their parents are on their way to London to be with Ferguson.

Archibald, 30, was the first victim of what British Prime Minister Theresa May described as a “brutal terrorist attack” that began 10 p.m. Saturday local time when three men drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge...

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