A somber memorial in Stanley Park Tuesday night as family members and their supporters mark the 30 year anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182.
“My name is Perviz Madon and I lost husband Sam Madon in this senseless cowardice act of terrorism.”
Madon is one of dozens who gather at the Air India memorial in Stanley Park, to mark thirty years since the worst terrorist act in Canadian history.
She tells the small crowd after a long three decades, she is tired, but perseveres.
“I’ve had a long hard fight with the politicians, and the RCMP, and CSIS and our justice system for many,many years, I’m tired. I just hope that something like this should never happen again.”
Speakers read the names of all 329 passengers and crew who died after an explosion ripped apart flight 182 before it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
A numbing reminder, entire families were wiped out.
While police say the investigation remains active and ongoing, family members feel justice has not, and may never be served.
Only one person has ever been convicted.
But, mourners are calling for a portrait of the alleged mastermind behind the attack to be removed from a Surrey Sikh temple.
Family members of the victims are outraged a picture of Talwinder Singh Parmar, portrayed as a martyr, is hanging outside of the Dasmesh Darbar Gurdwara.
“I strongly condemn putting on the portrait of some person in Sikh temples who are supposed to be behind this disaster.”
“That picture should not be used as a hero or martyr anywhere.”
Parmar was never tried for the massacre, and later died in India.
His defenders, who still support an independent Sikh state, continue to honour him.