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Family plans funeral services for slain man

Family members of Edmonton’s fifth homicide victim of 2009 attended his wake yesterday with somber acceptance of his shifty lifestyle, which may have lead to his death.

Family members of Edmonton’s fifth homicide victim of 2009 attended his wake yesterday with somber acceptance of his shifty lifestyle, which may have lead to his death.

The writing about 24-year-old Landis Tyson Stick’s impending death was on the wall, his aunt Janet Stick said yesterday after his wake.

“We’re not surprised, because of his personal problems with gangs in Edmonton,” she said.

Dozens of family members crowded the Onion Lake reserve hall over the weekend to pay their respects. The funeral is today.

“We were waiting for his kids to get here before we buried him,” Janet said, adding he was a good father to his six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.

Stick was found stabbed outside a downtown apartment building at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, barely a day after he left his northern Saskatchewan home on a bus. He was rushed to hospital, and died as a result of his injuries.

Relatives remember Stick as fun-loving, respectful and easy-going.

No arrests have been made in the homicide.

 
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