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‘Larger-than-life’ Montreal man killed by Hamas remembered as a hero – Montreal

A Montreal man who was killed in Israel during a surprise attack by Hamas earlier this month is being remembered as a hero and a “larger-than-life” personality at a funeral today.

A casket draped in the flag of Israel was carried into the packed chapel of a Jewish funeral home in Montreal as the service for Alexandre Look began at 2 p.m.

An Israeli flag drapes the casket of Alexandre Lock following his funeral service in Montreal, Thursday, October 26, 2023.

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Look’s father, Alain Look, said his son died a hero while protecting others at the onset of Hamas’s attack on Israel on Oct. 7.

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The 33-year-old was among the hundreds who were killed while attending a musical festival near the border between Israel and Gaza.

One of Look’s friends described a man who was exceptionally generous to his friends, family and community.

Global Affairs Canada says seven Canadians have died in the current hostilities, while two remain missing.


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