The family of Jun Lin has prepared this statement and asked Concordia
University to share it with the media.
The family is not ready for media interviews at this point.
MONTREAL, June 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As Jun Lin's family, we would
first like to express our deepest appreciation to different levels of
both the Chinese and Canadian governments, the related embassies and
consulates, the Montreal police, Concordia University, the Chinese
community and many other kind-hearted people for their goodwill and
humanitarian support for us at this exceptionally difficult time.
Through the kindness of many people, we were able to arrive in Montreal
at the earliest possible time.
Soon after our arrival in Montreal last Tuesday night, the Chinese
Consulate in Montreal helped to arrange a meeting with Montreal police,
city government officials, and Concordia University's senior
administration. Everyone has showed great sympathy and compassionate
support to help to make things easier for us. We have come to know so
many people, such as the police, members of the Chinese Consulate, the
university staff, The Chinese Students and Scholars Association at
Concordia University, and Jun Lin's friends who have been working
endlessly to help us out. We are deeply touched by the kindness
inspired by this human tragedy.
Jun Lin was our beloved son. As the only son in the family, he was our
pride and hope. Jun Lin believed in Buddhism. He was very kind and
always enjoyed helping others. To his parents, he was a loving and
considerate son. To his sister, he was a big brother who was always
there for her. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer
Science at Concordia University told us he was an excellent student.
His employer at the convenience store he worked at called him a model
employee. His friends said he was optimistic, ambitious, and
open-minded. He always trusted people with a positive approach to life.
This tragic loss is not only a devastating attack to our family, but
also has had a tremendous impact on the whole society.
Love and trust must be rebuilt.
We are pleased that Concordia University along with the Concordia
Chinese Students and Scholars Association has established Jun Lin Award
to assist Chinese students. This award perfectly reflects Jun Lin's
We were told that soon after the announcement that Concordia University
also established a special fund to help out our family as well as the
Jun Lin Award, because so many kind-hearted people have reached out to
extend their compassionate support. We are very grateful and moved by
the kindness and sympathy for us.
It is our wish to take this opportunity to turn a devastating situation
into something positive that brings the goodness and peace back to
We are calling for the extradition of the murderer suspect back to
Canada as soon as possible in order to bring justice and peace to our
family, the Chinese community and the whole society.
To commemorate Jun Lin, please let us remember his kindness, diligence
and love for life. Thank you.
SOURCE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
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