Shannon Gothard described her brother as a man with a hearty laugh and a former competitive hockey player who still dabbled in the game."His whole life was always around hockey," she said."We were the couple that never should have met, fallen in love or had a future together...life is funny and we believe God brought us together as soul mates," read their wedding page on the website the Knot."We have shared amazing times together and nearly unbearable heartaches, but through it all we have grown stronger in our love for each other and our families." Jordan Mc Ildoon, a 23-year-old Canadian, died in the shooting, according to multiple media reports. A fellow concertgoer, Heather Gooze, wrote on her Facebook page that Mc Ildoon died in her arms.Just hours before the attack, Burditus posted a photo from the festival on social media, showing herself and her husband smiling as they stood in front of the stage.It was the second time the couple attended the festival.The man's parents, who confirmed their son's death to CBC News, said Mc Ildoon attended the concert with his girlfriend and had planned to return home Monday. "We just don't know what to do." The 35-year-old Alaska native died during the concert, a family member said Monday.Murfitt worked as a fisherman, and attended the concert to "treat himself to something nice and fun," his sister told the Associated Press.
"The scope of this tragedy is worldwide, and we are feeling its impact here at home," the division's superintendent, Betty Turpin, said in a statement.
"At this point, I'm in complete disbelief and despair," the man's wife, Heather Gulish Melton, told the station in a statement the next day. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met.
He saved my life and lost his." Melton, 29, was a registered nurse who worked at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn., according to his Facebook profile.
She was a member of the Aces’ “Cowbell Crew.” "Dorene was the most beautiful, kind and giving woman I have ever known.
She loved her husband and girls with a passion we could never match,” wrote Gayle Simmons White, a friend, according to KTUU-TV. She was an angel on Earth and will forever walk in our lives.” Denise Burditus, a 50-year-old mother of two and soon-to-be grandmother from West Virginia, died in the arms of her husband, Tony. I LOVE YOU BABE." her husband of 32 years wrote on social media, according to Metro News, a radio station in West Virginia.