PARENTS ACCEPT POSTHUMOUS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Jaime Adao Jr. received a posthumous high school diploma during graduation rites at Tea Voc High School in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Jaime Adao Jr.’s mother Imelda told CBC News how she felt., “So sad but at the same time I feel so happy and honoured being here giving us the opportunity to accept his diploma.”
Known to friends and family as Jimboy, Jaime Adao Jr. was killed during a home invasion on March 3, 2018.
His grandmother was in the home with Jaime Adao Jr. at the time, when the suspect broke into their West End home.
FILIPINO COMMUNITY STILL MOURNING LOSS OF PROMISING YOUNG MAN
The local Filipino community in Winnipeg, Manitoba is still mourning the loss of the young man.
Mercy Mastura, valedictorian for Tea Voc High School had this to say about Jaime Adao Jr., “You were a kind soul who is always ready to lend a helping hand. You should be here celebrating this moment with us … something tells me you are.”
Jaime Adao Jr.’s father Jaime Sr. sat in the audience with their five children during the graduation ceremonies.
Jaime Adao Jr.’s friends spoke with CBC during the graduation ceremonies, remembering him fondly.
“He is an inspiration to me,” said Arjaye Reyes told CBC. “I feel like things happen in life for a reason and we have to learn from them. We have to keep going in life in order to evolve.”
Matthew Coligado played basketball with Jaime Adao Jr., “He’s a really good defender at basketball, that’s for sure. I can’t get past him.”
RV Reyes admired his love for his parents, “He taught me many lessons such as loving my family to the max. I remember being with him every time in the car. Every time we’re going out he always calls his parents to say, ‘Ma, I love you, pa I love you. Now I try to love my parents the same way he sees it. We miss him a lot.”
AWARDS GIVEN IN JAMIE ADAO JR.’S NAME
Two classmates from Tec Voc High School were given awards under Jaime Adao Jr.’s name.
The two students, Allyza Mae Gasga and Gia Mae Umali, received the Robert-Falcon Ouellette MP Award.
Both students were part of the Baking and Pastry Arts Program of Tec Voc High School.
JAIME ADAO JR. HAD PLANNED TO FOLLOW IN HIS PARENT’S FOOTSTEPS
Jaime Adao Jr.’s parents owned a popular Filipino bakery on Sheppard St. He had planned on attending Red River College to become a chef, as well as Booth University College to take up business courses.
Booth University College also awarded Jaimie Adao Jr. an honorary diploma.
SUSPECTS CHARGED IN MURDER OF JAIME ADAO JR.
Two men faces charges in relation to the death of Jaime Adao Jr.
Ronald Chubb, 29, and Geordie Delmar James, 34, both face multiple charges in connection to Jaime Adao Jr.’s death.
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