Final words of wisdom: Brentwood victim’s father shares last moments with his son

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WATCH ABOVE: He was known as a tireless advocate for the underdog, a leader with so much potential and an academic success. But Lawrence Hong may have had the most impact in his role as a devoted son and a loyal brother. Jill Croteau shared time with Lawrence's family and friends who are trying to find a way to move on...without him – May 16, 2016

Lorenzo Hong never imagined it would be the last time he would see his eldest son, but their final ride to the University of Calgary is the memory a grieving father treasures the most.

Lawrence Hong tragically lost his life at an end-of-the-school-year party in Calgary’s Brentwood neighbourhood. It’s been two years since his death.

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His family is clinging to their memories and mourning the potential of an accomplished young man.

“I was driving slow, below the speed limit. I was enjoying the ride, listening to somebody so smart and so wise,” Lawrence’s father said about their last memorable ride.

“He had matured so much, that’s what we had been wanting to see,” said Lawrence’s mother, Marlene Hong. “That’s what we dreamed of.”

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27-year-old Lawrence Hong. Family Supplied

The Hong family admits they are broken and are struggling to move forward. His friends and former colleagues are also grieving the loss of a young man admired for his unrelenting advocacy.

READ MORE: Timeline of the Brentwood tragedy

Hong, 27, Kaiti Perras, 23, Joshua Hunter, 23, Zackariah Rathwell, 21, and Jordan Segura, 22, were murdered at the party on April 15, 2014. Their parents will be leaning on each other throughout the trial of the young man accused in the case, who goes to trial Monday.

A bike belonging to Lawrence Hong reminds the family of his unwavering support and advocacy for Calgary. He was a big supporter of the bike paths. This bicycle is a heartbreaking treasure they will forever cherish.
WATCH: Lawrence Hong’s brother Miles reminisces about his favorite memories and friend Michelle Bjorndalen shares her very first memory meeting Lawrence.
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Favorite memories of Lawrence Hong – May 16, 2016

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