Nurse Heather O’Brien Wiki – Nurse Heather O’Brien Biography
Heather O’Brien, a nurse from Truro, N.S., was among the dead. Her daughter, Darcy Dobson, confirmed her mother’s death in a Facebook post-Sunday, saying a “monster” had murdered her. Ms. Dobson’s post said Ms. O’Brien last spoke to her family by text message at 9:59 a.m. on Sunday and she was “gone” by 10:15 a.m. She remembered her mother as “kind” and “beautiful.”
“I want everyone to remember how kind she was. How much she loved being a nurse. The way her eyes sparkled when she talked to her grandchildren and the way she just loved Christmas. Let those things define her. Not the horrible way she died,” the post read.
Another one of Ms. O’Brien’s daughters, Katie Devine, posted a photo of her and her mother on Facebook Sunday with a caption reading, “I never said I love you as much as I should have.”
Ms. O’Brien’s niece, Megan Brown, also took to Facebook to remember her aunt as a spiritual woman who loved her family.
“She is not just my Aunt Heather. She is a wife, a mother, a big sister, a grandmother, an aunt, a nurse, a healer, a listener, a guide, a bright light in so many lives. I can’t believe she is gone,” Ms. Brown’s post read. “The world is a darker place without you.”
Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia All Victims
Two police officers were shot, and one, RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, was killed. The other officer is expected to survive. Three other victims who were killed, Lisa Mccully, Jamie Blair, and Greg Blair, have also been identified by members of their families. The other victims have not been named yet. Authorities said they are still working to determine exactly how many people were killed and how many were injured during the rampage. Investigators are also working to figure out the motive for the attacks. This article will be updated below to include the names, photos and stories of the victims as they are identified.
The shootings stretched across the province of Nova Scotia, beginning in Portapique, where the gunman lived, and ending at a gas station in Enfield. The man identified by police as the lone shooter worked as a denturist in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and was a New Brunswick native. He was dressed in an imitation RCMP uniform and driving a vehicle made to look like an RCMP cruiser, according to police.RCMP Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman told reporters at a Sunday press conference, “Today is a devastating day for Nova Scotia and it will remain etched in the minds of many for years to come. What has unfolded overnight and into this morning is incomprehensible and many families are experiencing the loss of a loved one. That includes our own RCMP family.” She added, “As Nova Scotians, we have to do what we are known for and come together in a time of need and support each other.” Bergerman said, “The impact of this incident will extend from one end of the province to the other.”Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said in a statement, “I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia. This is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history. Words cannot console the families affected by what has transpired over the last 24 hours.”These are the victims of the Nova Scotia shootings who have been identified so far: