Funeral planned for Canadian killed fighting Daesh, mother says

The mother of a Canadian killed while secretly fighting Daesh militants in Syria says she’s relieved she’ll finally be able to lay her son to rest months after his death.Tina Martino says a funeral will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Niagara Falls, Ont., on Wednesday for her 24-year-old son, Nazzareno Tassone.She says Tassone’s body, which was repatriated just over a week ago, will first travel from Toronto down the Highway of Heroes.Martino says the memorial will take place exactly a year after her son left home and exactly six months after his death — a coincidence she says she was shocked to discover.Read more: Article Continued BelowBody of Canadian killed fighting Daesh in Syria returned home, mother saysCanadian who died fighting Daesh in Syria remembered as a heroCanadian reported killed fighting Daesh in Syria