Buddies, colleagues and relations of an Oshawa household that misplaced 4 members in a taking pictures final week paid tribute at a web-based prayer vigil Wednesday night.
Within the early hours of Friday, Sept. 4, Chris Traynor, a highschool instructor, and three of his youngsters — 11-year-old Joseph Traynor, 15-year-old Adelaide Traynor and 20-year-old Bradley Traynor — had been shot lifeless of their residence by an “uninvited relative.”
“We pray for the repose of the souls of Chris, Bradley, Adelaide and Joseph Traynor,” stated Tracy Barill, director of schooling on the Durham Catholic District Faculty Board, the place Chris was a well-liked instructor. The board hosted the vigil.
“Nobody will ever be capable to perceive why these tragedies occurred. In regular instances our response could be to collect collectively bodily realizing that the burden of our disappointment is lightened and shared amongst these in grief.”
Chris’s spouse, Loretta Traynor, who can be a instructor on the Durham board, at St. Theresa Catholic Faculty, was wounded within the taking pictures, and is now recovering in hospital. Their different son was not residence and survived.
The youngsters’ paternal uncle, talking remotely like a number of the individuals, stated “on behalf of the complete Traynor household, I wish to categorical how grateful we’re for all the type phrases and condolences this previous week.”
“(We) are overwhelmed and grateful on your help, your phrases of consolation, and assist for the household greater than you may ever know. We might additionally wish to thank the Durham Catholic District Faculty Board, workers, college students and alumni.
“Loretta liked educating and liked college students that she labored with,” he added.
Joey was a scholar at Sir Albert Love Catholic Faculty, and Adelaide was a scholar on the faculty the place Chris taught, Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic Excessive Faculty.
An internet fundraiser for surviving members of the Traynor household has introduced in additional than $150,000.
Durham police have recognized the shooter as Mitchell Lapa, 48, of Winnipeg, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the scene.
Police wouldn’t say a lot Wednesday past that the investigation is “energetic.”
“This stays an energetic murder investigation, so we is not going to be disclosing the small print of what the investigative group is engaged on, or what their concept of the case is,” police spokesperson Dave Selby stated.
With recordsdata from Durhamregion.com