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Rob Ford to be remembered at event in Etobicoke on one-year anniversary of his death

Mayor Rob Ford is pictured in Toronto on July 15, 2014.
Mayor Rob Ford is pictured in Toronto on July 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

The Ford family is inviting the public to attend an event on Wednesday night to remember the life of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford on the one-year anniversary of his death.

The event titled, “Celebrate Rob Ford’s Memory,” will take place at the Woodbine Banquet Hall in Etobicoke from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory released a statement on Wednesday expressing his condolences to those “who counted Rob as a friend and loved one.”

“Rob Ford left us far too soon and again today my thoughts are with his family – Renata and their two children, his mother, Diane, his brothers Doug and Randy, his sister Kathy and the rest of the Ford family including Councillor Michael Ford – as they continue to cope with this tremendous and heartbreaking loss,” Tory said.

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Ford passed away at the age of 46 on March 22, 2016 after an 18-month struggle with a rare form of cancer.

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