October 3, 2017 6:13 pm
Updated: October 5, 2017 2:32 pm

Las Vegas shooting: These are the Canadians killed or injured in the attack

Compilation, Global News

More details emerged on Tuesday about victims of the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The shooting rampage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night left 59 dead and at least 515 injured. Among them were several Canadians from across the country.

Tributes poured in as family members and loved ones honoured those who died, or were injured in the incident.

These are the Canadians who were killed:

Jessica Klymchuk, Valleyview, Alta.

Alberta native Jessica Klymchuk was one of the people killed in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.

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The mother of four was an educational assistant, librarian and bus driver. Klymchuk was in Las Vegas with her fiance.

On Monday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson both sent their condolences to the loved ones of Klymchuk.

A family friend has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with expenses. The page says Klymchuk passed away with her fiancé by her side.

READ MORE: Alberta woman killed in music festival attack

Jordan McIldoon, 23, Maple Ridge, B.C.

McIldoon was just days away from his 24th birthday, and close to completing a course to qualify as a heavy-duty mechanic.

On Monday, McIldoon’s girlfriend Amber posted to Instagram calling him the love of her life.

“You will forever be in my heart, until the end of time. Forever and always my love,” she wrote.

READ MORE: Maple Ridge man Jordan McIldoon killed in Las Vegas shooting

Calla Medig, Jasper, Alta.

Calla Medig was one of the victims in the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Credit: Facebook. Calla Medig

The west Edmonton restaurant worker, who grew up in Jasper, Alta., was on her third annual trip to Vegas.

On Monday night, the Royal Canadian Legion in Jasper posted a Facebook message that confirmed Medig was one of the victims in the mass shooting.

The branch called Medig “a young, beautiful lady.”

READ MORE: 3rd Canadian confirmed among dead in mass attack

Tara Roe, 34, of Okotoks, Alta.

Tara Roe Smith died in a mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Roe was at Route 91 Harvest Festival with her husband when a gunman opened fire. Friends and family confirmed to Global News that Roe was one of the victims killed in the attack.

A mother of two and a model, Roe was remembered by her booking agent Amber Morgan.

“She was always a friendly face and had a very caring spirit,” Morgan said.

GoFundMe page has been set up for her family.

READ MORE: Alberta woman, Tara Roe, 4th Canadian killed at festival

These are the Canadians who were injured:

Jody Ansell, Stonewall, Man.

Jody Ansell said she has been going to the festival in Las Vegas for years now.

Jody Ansell/Facebook

Ansell was shot in the right arm after being caught in the mass shooting. Her friend, Jan Lambourne, was more seriously injured.

In an interview with Global News, Ansell recounted the experience.

“There was just more and more shots fired and people were running. It was just crazy,” she said.

Ansell has now been discharged from hospital.

READ MORE: 2 Manitobans shot during Las Vegas attack

Jan Lambourne, Teulon, Man.

Jody Ansell (left) and her friend Jan Lambourne were among those injured in the Las Vegas shooting.


Lambourne was shot in the abdomen and shrapnel fractured her pelvis after she was caught in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Ansell told Global News that her friend has had surgery and is currently recovering.

Steve Arruda, Calgary

Steve Arruda, seen with his wife Elaine, was identified as one of the victims injured in the Las Vegas shooting.

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The referee with an adult hockey organization called Hockey North America underwent surgery and was in intensive care in a Las Vegas hospital. He helped his wife to safety, told her run, then stayed to help others get to safety.

A colleague of Steve Arruda said the hockey referee was hit with a bullet in his upper leg.

READ MORE: Alberta men injured in deadly music festival attack

Carrie-Lynn Denis of Leoville, Sask. and Ryan Sarrazin, Camrose, Alta.

Ryan Sarrazin (left) and Carrie-Lynn Denis, two people with Saskatchewan connections, were injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

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Denis grew up on a local farm and is a community volunteer. She was shot in the foot during the attack.

Kim Ackerson, the regional manager for Innovation Credit Union, said Denis was OK but didn’t have more information.

READ MORE: 2 people with Saskatchewan connections injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

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Sarrazin was shot and seriously injured during the attack.

A GoFundMe page was set up for Sarrazin, who now lives in Alberta but was originally from Spiritwood, Sask.

Over $56,000 had been raised as of Tuesday afternoon, which will be used to assist with Sarrazin’s medical and travel expenses.

“The Sarrazin and Moore families would like to extend our sincere gratitude and deep appreciation for all the contributions to the GoFundMe page, as well as all the prayers and well-wishes we have received,” family said in a statement provided to Global News.

Sheldon Mack, Victoria

Mack was shot twice and suffered a ruptured colon and a broken forearm. He tweeted Tuesday, offering some updates on his condition.

He is the son of Hudson Mack, who used to anchor for CHEK news in Victoria.

According to his father, Sheldon was celebrating his birthday at the festival.

READ MORE: Former B.C. news anchor Hudson Mack’s son wounded in Las Vegas shooting

— With files from The Canadian Press, Global News 

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