Funeral services set for two victims of OC Transpo bus-train crash

Funeral details have been announced for two of the six victims in the fatal Barrhaven bus-train crash.

The life of Carleton University student Connor Boyd, 21 will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Cedarview Alliance Church, south of Fallowfield Rd. The address is 2784 Cedarview Rd.

Boyd loved the arts; reading, and all types of music.

He was in his third year, studying English literature and wanted to become a high school teacher.

“He had an amazing sense of humour and his laugh was infectious. He was a bright light in the universe,” the obituary reads.

Boyd leaves behind parents Karen and Robert, and younger sister Eliza.

In memoriam donations can be made to the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre or scholarships at Carleton University.

Another passenger on the bus, Michael Bleakney, a senior geotechnical engineer with the federal government, will be recognized Wednesday.

A service will take place at Barrhaven United Church (3013 Jockvale Rd.) at 10 a.m.

The 57-year-old tenor and cyclist is survived by his wife Kathryn, and was devoted to his children Aaron, Murray, Amanda and Caitlin.

“Music was an integral part of Michael’s life. An avid cyclist, much of his time was dedicated to his family, friends and community,” reads the obituary.

Visitation takes place at the Kelly Funeral Home at 3000 Woodroffe Ave. in Barrhaven Tuesday from 2-9 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are in the works for:

Karen Krzyzewski, 53, a mother of two and electronic publications acquisitions assistant at Library and Archives Canada.
Rob More, 35, IBM staffer and member of LiveWorkPlay.
Kyle Nash, 21, an interactive multimedia and design student at Carleton.
Dave Woodard, 45, husband, father, and OC Transpo bus driver.

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