Migrant worker’s widow makes the trek north for his body

Patricia Aguilar, a newly widowed 44-year-old, made a long and lonely journey from Lima to Kitchener this past weekend. She had felt uniquely compelled to see the body of her husband, and the scene of his death in Canada, before he was returned to Peru for burial.

“We know you are not in this world. You are with God now. But I know you will always take care of me and the children,” she recalled saying in the hours she watched over his body at a Kitchener funeral home. “I love you,” she told him.

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