MONTREAL — From the deaths of star NHL hockey players to the loss of life in tragic accidents and terrifying attacks, we remember those who died over the past year in Montreal and Quebec.
Naima Rharouity, a 47-year-old of Moroccan descent and a mother of two was discovered unconscious at the bottom of an escalator in the Fabre metro station. Police said that she appeared to have choked to death after her scarf was caught in the escalator.
Mathilde Blais, the 33-year-old cyclist killed in a collision with a transport truck last week, was remembered Monday in an early morning ghost bike ceremony at the site of the accident on May 5, 2014.
Marcel Côté, a mayoral candidate in 2013, died of a heart attack. He was 71.
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David Azrieli (July 9, 2014)
David Azrieli, the ninth-richest person in Canada, died at 92
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Fourteen-year-old Quebecer Chelssy Mercier was killed in a tour bus accident in upstate New York on July 18, 2014.
The Mayor of La Prairie died after being stung multiple times when she stepped on a wasps’ nest in July.
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JP Auclair (September 29, 2014)
Quebec extreme skier Jean-Philippe Auclair was killed in Chilean avalanche.
Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in October after a “radicalized” Martin Rouleau, 25, deliberately ran him down in a parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.
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23-year-old Jenique Dalcourt died after being attacked on a Vieux Longueuil bike path in October.
Enrick Gagnon was the only person on board when the train he was driving derailed near Sept-Iles, November 6, 2014.
43-year-old Salim Aoudia was killed after being hit by an 18-wheeler trailer truck and dragged for more than a block in Griffintown.
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Gilles Tremblay, who won four Stanley Cups with the Canadiens in the 1960s, died at age 75.
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Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau died Dec. 2 at 83. He led Montreal to 10 Stanley Cups in a 20-year career from 1950 to 1971, and earned another seven as an administrator.
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