May 1, Update
We’ve been asked about ways that residents can assist the family of Anne Marie. We understand that there is a gofundme campaign established in her name that can be found here:
Visitation will be held this evening at Jerrett Funeral Home and a funeral is being held at St. Claire’s Catholic Church tomorrow staring at 10:45 am.
April 24th Message from John Keating:
Members of the Regal Heights community were shocked to learn that one of the victims in Monday’s van attack on Yonge Street in North York was a local resident.
Anne Marie D’Amico was the first identified of 10 people killed in the attack. Anne Marie was a long-time resident of Regal Heights. Her mother Carmela and brother Nick are both realtors who have worked extensively in the area.
Anne Marie worked for a U.S.-based investment management firm called Invesco, which has offices on Yonge Street between Sheppard and Finch. She also enjoyed tennis and frequently volunteered at tournaments.
The family issued a statement to CBC News. It said in part that Anne Marie “wouldn’t stop until she went the extra mile for others … She genuinely wanted to care for all those around her even if it meant sacrificing a portion of herself in return for others’ happiness. She only had kindness in her.
“Her name has been broadcast around the world, attached to this terrible tragedy. But we want everyone to know that she embodied the definition of altruism.”
The members of the Regal Heights Residents Association extend their sincere condolences to the D’Amico family on this horrible loss.
Click here for Official Statement from MP Julie Dzerowicz
Anne Marie D’Amico
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