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Gallery: Jun Lin’s life in photos

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Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lin Family
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Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lin Family. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lin Family
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Photos from the family of Jun Lin, the victim of Luka Magnotta were given to media Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in Montreal. CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lin Family

MONTREAL – This week, China is celebrating Qingming Festival, known as Ancestor’s Day, when families pay tribute to their loved ones who have passed away.

In Montreal, the mother, father and sister of murdered Concordia student Jun Lin are celebrating his life by speaking to the media about Lin’s dreams and the kind of person he was.

In an interview with Global News on Tuesday,  his parents said they don’t want their son to be a footnote in Luka Magnotta’s case.

That’s why they released this series of family photos, so the public could remember him for his smile and deep love for Canada.

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On Thursday, Lin’s family will gather at Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges cemetery and hold a private ceremony where they’ll burn fake money bills at his grave site, a symbolic gift for the departed.

The preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the gruesome case that made international headlines.

Domenic Fazioli / Global News

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