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Statements on the Passing of TDSB Staff Member Renuka Amarasingha

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Categories: News Releases

“It is with heavy hearts that we are learning of the death of a TDSB staff member whose life was tragically cut short during Monday’s horrible events along Yonge Street. Renuka Amarasingha, a former TDSB adult student, was a Nutrition Services staff member who had worked at a number of TDSB schools since 2015 — most recently at Earl Haig Secondary School, where she had just finished up her first day. We are reaching out to her loved ones to support them in any way possible.”

- John Malloy, Director of Education


“On behalf of Trustees, we extend our sincere condolences to Renuka’s family and friends. This is a difficult time for the students and staff that knew her and we will continue to provide support to them in the days and weeks ahead.”

- Robin Pilkey, Chair


“Renuka was a valuable member of CUPE 4400 and we are deeply saddened to learn of her passing. The thoughts of our entire CUPE 4400 family are with her family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

- John Weatherup, President, CUPE 4400