Friends, family recall Chris Mohan at Burnaby funeral



Andrew Fifield/for Metro Vancouver


Mourners leave Chris Mohan’s funeral in Burnaby yesterday. Almost 500 people attended the service at Forest Lawn Chapel.

Her son would still be alive today if the justice system had done its duty, Chris Mohan’s mother said at his Burnaby funeral yesterday.

"Instead of putting these criminals away, they were let go again and again out amongst us," Eileen Mohan said. "Yes, I am an angry mum."

Mohan, 22, was one of two innocent victims murdered gangland style Oct. 19 at a Surrey apartment building along with four other men.

"We shouldn’t be here right now, but everybody came here to pay respects for a great friend," said Faraz Khan, Mohan’s best friend.

"If you were having a sad day or something, if you hung out with Chris he always made you smile or laugh about something and that’s something that we’re always going to miss about him."

Khan was one of almost 500 mourners who attended the Forest Lawn Chapel service that concluded with hundreds of red and white balloons being released into the sky.

Mohan’s mother also called for action to toughen criminal laws "so that no mother would sit beside another casket of her son as I am sitting here today."