Jun Lin, the peace-loving victim of Luka Rocco Magnotta's depraved brand of online bravado, was laid to rest today in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. Lin's family were kind enough to open the service to members of the public who wished to pay tribute to the young man whose brutal murder led to an international manhunt for his killer.
I have been waiting for this day to come, because my son can finally rest in peace in the land that he loves. When he left China and came to Canada to study, he wanted us to say goodbye with our smiles…. And today, I think it's time to wipe our tears and see our son go with smiles on our face.
Donations can be made to the Jun Lin Award and the Jun Lin Family Fund through Concordia University, where Lin was a student.
In memory of Jun Lin