UM Today UM Today University of Manitoba UM Today UM Today UM Today

Edmonton Journal: ‘Legacy of love’: Victim killed in Southgate Centre attack remembered as compassionate, civil man

May 2, 2018 — 

As the Edmonton Journal reports

A man who died as a result of a brutal attack at Southgate Centre last week has left behind a “legacy of love,” his son said Thursday.

Sean Armstrong distributed a tribute to all media detailing the life of his father, Iain Armstrong, who was killed when he tried to stop a theft at the shopping mall Tuesday.

Armstrong died from his injuries Friday.

“His passing has been a sudden, alarming and tragic event, which in no way diminishes his fantastic accomplishments over the past 61 years,” Sean Armstrong wrote. 

“He continuously exemplified civility and compassion towards others, leaving a legacy of love in the minds of the thousands of people with whom he interacted over the years. If we would all behave just a little bit more like Iain, the benefit to humanity would be spectacular.”

Iain Armstrong grew up in Liberia before he and his family returned briefly to their ancestral home of Scotland in 1967, before moving to Canada.

He graduated high school in 1976 before studying for a bachelor of arts majoring in economics at the University of Manitoba.

A “skilled and accomplished football player,” he played for the U of M Bisons before being called up to the CFL in 1979.  

Read the full story here

© University of Manitoba • Winnipeg, Manitoba • Canada • R3T 2N2

Emergency: 204-474-9341