Hundreds of mourners pack memorial for cyclist Jenna Morrison
CBC News Posted: Nov 15, 2011
Toronto police have announced they will not lay charges against the truck driver involved in a collision that killed Toronto cyclist Jenna Morrison last week.
Ghost ride photo gallery
Click here to view a CBC.ca photo gallery of Toronto cyclists taking to the streets in a memorial ride for Jenna Morrison.
Police say after an extensive investigation, they found the 55-year-old driver did not break the law.
Morrison, 38, died last week after she ended up beneath the wheels of a truck while turning the corner at Dundas Street West and Sterling Road in Toronto’s west end.
Hundreds of cyclists rode along Toronto streets Monday morning in memory of Morrison.
Many more packed Bloor Street United Church on Monday evening for her funeral.
It was a colourful event, much like the woman it honoured. There was singing, Bob Marley music, even yoga exercises in memory of Morrison, who was a yoga instructor.
Longtime friend Joey Gill gave part of the eulogy.
“The reason I’m smiling after a funeral is I’ve never experienced that much joy at the end of a ceremony,” he told CBC News. “People were dancing.”
Florian Schuck was Morrison’s partner.
They had a five-year-old son together and she was pregnant with their second child.
“It is hard to accept that Jenna’s physical presence has vanished from this world,” he said.
Morrison’s death prompted Toronto MP Olivia Chow to put forward legislation requiring large trucks to have side guards to prevent cyclists from falling beneath their wheels.