After 5 months of waiting and wondering the Tassone family can now finally have some closure as the YPG has recovered their sons body and the repatriation process is slowly underway.
We will be assisting in the repatriation like we did before at the request of the family.
The dates and times are not known at this time, but we will update this page as the information becomes available.
At this point we can tell you the following:
UPDATED June 9 2017- Body is on-route to Canada, repatriation is tentatively set for Wednesday June 14th. This date though could change as further details come available we will update to the exact schedule.
UPDATED MAY 17 2017 3:18pm, 9:10 pm.
UPDATED MAY 18 2017 7pm- Consulate officials called us today with an update on things and they are pretty much at the same point as yesterday.
UPDATED- May 22- Body has now crossed the Iraq Border at the Semalka border crossing at Faysh Khabur, on route to Erbil Iraq.
UPDATED May 24, body is now in Erbil, Iraq at Funeral home for preparation for flight back to Canada.
UPDATED May 29, Global Affairs just called again, we are making some progress, but nothing substantial to report yet, we should know more as far as a schedule within a few days.
Repatriation Start Point: MacKinnon & Bowes, 2 Meridian Road, Toronto.
The repatriation will be led by motorcycle escort provided by the North Wall Riders, followed by two Canadian Hero Memorial Vehicles which will be making the trip to Toronto, CH#1 will be driven by Silver Cross Mother Anna Loveman, and CH#6 driven by Silver Cross Mother Valerie McGrady, Hearse, Limousines with family members and members of the Kurdish Community and their vehicles.
End Point: St.Andrews Church, Morrison and Stanley Road, Niagara Falls.
Plans are being made for a service/cremation/burial/reception to follow, all are invited.
The public is invited to line the bridges and welcome our hero home.
Please direct any questions about the repatriation by email to us at: Info@canadianheroes.com