The father of a Vancouver Police Department officer has now been identified as one of the 14 people killed in a terrorist attack in Barcelona Thursday.
Ian Moore Wilson, pictured with his wife of 53-years Valerie, is the father of Vancouver Police Staff Seargent Fiona Wilson.
Officer Wilson paid tribute to her father Friday and thanked all those including a man in Barcelona who rushed her father to hospital:
“In the midst of this tragedy, my dad would want those around him to focus on the extraordinary acts of human kindness that our family has experienced over the past several days, and that is exactly what we intend to do,” Wilson said in the statement.
“My dad’s passing leaves an immense void in our tight-knit family. He was desperately loved by us all and will be dearly missed.”
Prime Minister Trudeau released a statement saying:
“It was with great sadness that I learned today that one Canadian was killed and four others injured during yesterday’s cowardly terrorist attack in Barcelona. Sophie and I offer our condolences to the families and friends in mourning, and hope for a speedy recovery for the injured Canadians.”