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Service for man who lost family in air crash

A prayer service for the father who lost his family in an airline disaster in Ethiopia is to be held this week.

Hamilton Seventh Day Adventist Church, where Paul Njoroge was a member of the congregation, will hold the service on Wednesday night.

Mr Njoroge's wife Caroline, 34, son Ryan, 7, daughter Kerry, 4, and baby daughter Rubi, the youngest of the victims, were among the 157 people on March 10 when ago when the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed minutes after take-off from the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

His mother-in-law Ann Wangui Karanja also died in the crash.

The service will be conducted by David Steede, the pastor at the King Street church, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

A book of condolence for Mr Njoroge is at the church at present and will also be there on Wednesday.

Mr Njoroge's family, who lived in Toronto, were on their way to their homeland of Kenya for a visit on a connecting flight from Addis Ababa when they died.

Three generations: Caroline Njoroge is shown with her mother Ann Karanja and her three children, Ryan, Kerry and Rubi, in this recent photograph. Mrs Njoroge, Mrs Karanja and the children were headed to Kenya to see her in-laws when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was lost over Bishoftu, south-east of Addis Ababa, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The family were to reuinte with husband and father Paul Njoroge this week after he finished at his job at Butterfield Bank and settle in Hamilton, Ontario (Quindos Karanja via Canadian Press)

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Published March 26, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated March 26, 2019 at 8:47 am)

Service for man who lost family in air crash

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