TORONTO [PeterPaul.ca] — Hundreds of mourners were in attendance at the Ogden Funeral Home on Sheppard Avenue East Monday for the visitation of 28-year-old Rosemarie Junor, known as “Kim” to friends and family.
The parking lot was full on arrival after 6 PM and police redirected drivers to surrounding lots where they could park. As people walked into the south entrance with heads held low, the wails of grief and finality hit you when you take your first step in the door.
Kim was young, recently married, employed and from the looks of it, happy. It was unbelievable to those in attendance that she was gone forever. She was stabbed in a seemingly random attack while shopping on the afternoon of December 11 near Bay and Wellington.
One mourner asked, “How could this happen to her? I could have never have imagined that when I saw her six months ago, it would be the last time.”
The line up into the chapel stretched north to south weaving around like a dizzying maze. In line, people shared their memories of the last time they saw Kim alive.
Upon entering the chapel, a montage of pictures shows Kim during her short life with family and friends. They showed a smiling and friendly side of Toronto’s 56th homicide victim of 2015.
Junor was draped in a white dress, the same one worn at her wedding, as mourners filed past her casket while being greeted by grieving family members.
“Nobody can understand how hard a separation is than when a prized jewel such as Kim leaves us,” said one mourner on the Ogden website. “Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before she passed away.”