Jessica Klymchuk was in Las Vegas with her fiancé, Brent, for a vacation.
The 28-year-old woman from Canada leaves behind a devastated family. Klymchuk’s grandmother, Margaret, said:
“She’s a very good mother. She’s raised four beautiful children.”
Global News reported that Klymchuk worked for St. Stephen’s School as an educational assistant, librarian, and bus driver before her life was taken away from her in the Las Vegas massacre.
Holy Family Catholic Regional Division Supt. Betty Turpin released a statement following Klymchuk’s death:
“The scope of this tragedy is worldwide and we are feeling its impact here at home. The district will be continuing to support our entire school family. We will have crisis support in place immediately and as as is needed.”
Edmonton, Alberta, Mayor Don Iveson also shared his sorrow and urged strength for her family:
Our hearts are all broken.
— Don Iveson (@doniveson) October 2, 2017
A YouCaring page has been established to help the family while they deal with the sudden loss, explaining:
“She leaves behind a large, devastated family and four beautiful children … Jessica resided in Valleyview, Alta. with her fiancé Brent and her kids. She was a devoted mother, sister, aunt and daughter. She was a respected member of the community and the Catholic school division. Jessica will be greatly missed by many friends and family. We hope that we can take away a small burden for all those involved by giving back to them this way.”
Klymchuk was one of more than 50 people murdered by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock during the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.