https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Au5TjKwkV4&ab_channel=MarkS. © 2020 Toronto Sun, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Toronto SUN, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Jessica Stephan said Chris Traynor was her anthropology teacher in 2013 and told Durhamregion.com that her memories of him stand out. Jake Walker, another student of Traynor’s, expressed his grief on Twitter. The truck found close to the scene, with Manitoba license plates, has been confirmed by police to belong to Mitchell. The Coroner’s Office has been able to confirm the identity of the four family members murdered in an Oshawa home on September 4, 2020. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. (Angelina King / CBC) Explaining that “these have been very difficult days,” Reid said that many people “feel the immense weight of this tragedy”. These images are from my photography archives, and they are intended as a blast from the past. The people of Oshawa continue to mourn over the murder of the Traynor family. Saturday, September 5, 2020 Chris Traynor, a local teacher killed in a shooting in Oshawa on Friday, is being remembered as a kind and caring educator and a big part of the local sports community. He was one of the teachers from Dwyer that I have such fond memories of. RIP Mr. Traynor and his family😭 He was my grade 11 Psychology teacher. The school is part of the Durham Catholic District School Board. He always shared the opportunity to teach us perseverance.”. One Reddit user claims his Dad ate lunch with Mr. Traynor yesterday. 'DEVASTATING': Childhood friend claims one of Oshawa shooting survivor's brothers 'unstable', Community reeling after father, two sons, daughter shot dead in Oshawa by relative, tap here to see other videos from our team. Teachers: Department/Subject: Phone Extension: Mrs. L. Auld: Curriculum Chair, Mathematics: 55025: Mrs. L.-A. Earlier this afternoon, the investigation at the Traynor family home on Parklane Avenue was called off temporarily due to a bomb scare, and the bomb disposal unit was called in. Matthew Lapa passed away on January 20, 2019. However, some community members describe Mitchell as a troubled man, even at an early age, when he was “in and out of trouble.”. The murder / suicide was reported to be over a will / inheritance dispute gone wrong, and the uncle allegedly killed his sister’s family while they were sleeping. ‘He was a very impactful teacher to many students and inspired a lot of kids to keep attending class despite the desire to drop out. A 50-year-old woman who was injured in the Friday morning … Family identified the victims as Chris Traynor, a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, and his three children: Bradley Traynor, a … The uncle allegedly “shot them all when they were sleeping. The community at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa is reeling after Chris Traynor, who taught there, was found murdered alongside three of his family members in their home early Friday. This is such tragic news. The house is on Parklane Avenue, near Harmony Road North and King Street East. Loretta Traynor survived the shooting, and is expected to recover. Posted by Jessica Stephan on Friday, September 4, 2020 Chris Traynor, one of five people found dead in an Oshawa home on Friday, was a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School and a baseball coach. “Some of my favourite memories of him would be from our mock trials in Grade 11 (when) he was the judge, and how he carried his briefcase to class each morning,” she told the Toronto Sun Saturday via Twitter. OSHAWA — Chris Traynor, a local teacher killed in a shooting in Oshawa on Friday, is being remembered as a kind and caring educator and a big part of the local sports community. Join the mailing list to receive daily email updates. This is such tragic news. Noella Gilkes, 20, was a student of Traynor’s in 2016 and 2017 when she took his law class in Grades 11 and 12, respectively. (Angelina King/CBC) Peter Gregory, who was a friend of Bradley and also a former student of Chris Traynor… He was the type of teacher to make you want to succeed. Chris Traynor was a well-respected teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa. 5 people were killed in Oshawa early this morning. 5 shot dead in Oshawa, Ont. Chris Traynor was a teacher, as is his wife. Toronto Today has not been able to verify the link between this user and the deceased family as of this writing. home, including alleged suspect ''Family identified the victims as Chris Traynor, a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, and his three children: Bradley Traynor, a student at the University of Guelph, Adelaide Traynor, a Grade 10 student, and 11-year-old Joseph Traynor. He was both a coach and ran the Model United Nations Debate Club in 2017. Chris TRAYNOR (50);Bradley TRAYNOR (20);Adelaide TRAYNOR (15); Joseph TRAYNOR, (11). The community at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa is reeling after Chris Traynor, who taught there, was found murdered alongside three of … The friend who spoke to the Sun identified Loretta’s husband as Chris Traynor, a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa. It is reported that it is a family of 6. During our search of the residence on Parklane Ave in Oshawa, we located an unknown device. Very tragic.Based on what I could determine, this may have been a dispute with the uncle from Winnipeg over an inheritance. He was an “uninvited guest” to the home, and was from Winnipeg. A memorial grows in front of the home where five family members were shot and killed on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. A further update from police is expected within the next 24 – 48 hours. The Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the victims killed in Friday’s massacre. A memorial is also growing outside of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, where Chris Traynor was a teacher. Loretta Traynor survived the shooting, and is still recovering in the hospital. As a precaution, we are securing the area until our experts can identify the device and make sure it is safe. The homicide squad is asking for additional details about Mitchell Lapa’s motivation for the massacre. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. VIDEO: Sam Park Charged with forcing women into PROSTITUTION in Toronto, Suspect sought in two HATE-MOTIVATED assaults. It is now known as Paul Dwyer High School. When Gilkes heard the tragic news that Mitchell Lapa, 48, had shot and killed four members of the Traynor family, and wounded his sister Loretta Traynor, Chris’ wife, she broke down. “He was always kind and understanding and just a great teacher overall,” she said. In addition, other archive photos have been added from contributions by graduates and His death will lead to a dispute between his son Mitchell (the Uncle) and his daughter Loretta (the Mother). The second was Bloor Street and Park Road South with 24 col- lisions and third, Harmony Road and Taunton Road with 22 collisions. “Most of the students are G1 drivers and it is important for them to create safe driv- ing habits now. “He was old-school and enjoyed the routine he’d set for class each day. The community at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa is reeling after Chris Traynor, who taught there, was found murdered alongside three of his family members in their home early Friday. Noella Gilkes, 20, was a student of Traynor’s in 2016 and 2017 when she took his law class in Grades 11 and 12, respectively. Chris Traynor was actively involved in his community in Oshawa, and his friends are remembering the times they spent together. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. Chris Traynor was a well-respected teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa. He then killed himself.”. The Traynors are teachers, according to neighbours, and Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School students took to social media to share condolence messages for Christopher. What a tragedy for the Traynor family and for Oshawa. People are expressing their grievances on social media. Noella Gilkes, 20, was a student of Traynor’s in 2016 and 2017 when she took his law class in Grades 11 and 12, respectively. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. Please try again. https://t.co/R0TIY4QaB7 — Toronto Star (@TorontoStar) September 5, 2020 "It is with broken hearts that we request prayers for the repose of the souls of If you don't see it please check your junk folder. As of this writing, the police are waiting for a warrant to re-access the house. RIP Mr. Traynor and all who lost their lives far too early.”. One of the four people killed by a gunman in Oshawa remembered as ‘amazing teacher’ Chris Traynor, a local teacher killed in a shooting in Oshawa on Friday in which five people died, is being remembered as a kind and caring educator and a big part of the local sports community. It is not clear what the police observed that caused them concern. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. 1 female is deceased and 4 males are deceased. The family was well known in the community. (Angelina King/CBC) The identities of the four people killed will be released following a post-mortem and after next of kin are informed, police said. Community members have stated Mitchell was angry over an inheritance dispute. The community at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa is reeling after Chris Traynor, a well-respected teacher there, was found murdered alongside three of his family members in their home early Friday. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. He was one of the teachers from Dwyer that I have such fond memories of. It has also been suggested that Mitchell suffered from some sort of psychosis, but that has not been confirmed. Copyright © 2020 Toronto Today – Powered by Customify. Traynor is listed as a staff member on the school's website. Your email address will not be published. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. The psychosis angle has been floated, but has not been confirmed. The father, is reported to be Christopher Traynor. shooting victims who were killed Sept. 4 in their home say they are "devastated" by the "tragic According to social media users claiming to have information on the crime, the deceased family’s surname is Traynor. Mitchell is said to have killed 4 family members, including Chris Traynor, before turning the gun on himself. Sending my prayers to his wife. On Twitter, one user echoed the claims made on Reddit. The house was deemed safe by police after inspection. Toronto Today contacted one of the people making the claims, and received this statement in response. ‘He was a very impactful teacher to many students and inspired a lot of kids to keep attending class despite the desire to drop out. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. Chris Traynor, one of five people found dead in an Oshawa home on Friday, was a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School and a baseball coach. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. “He was a very impactful teacher to many students and inspired a lot of kids to keep attending class despite the desire to drop out,” she said. He was a teacher at the local high school. I am at a loss of words right now. Students mourn ‘impactful’ Oshawa teacher slain with three of his kids. Additional community members that knew the Traynor family allege that Mitchell Lapa – from Winnipeg – killed his sister’s family over his father’s inheritance. OCHS stood for Oshawa Catholic High School. News Today || Canada News | Relatives of four Oshawa, Ont. Durham regional police say the deceased are 50-year-old Chris Traynor and his children, 20-year-old Bradley Traynor, 15-year-old Adelaide Traynor and 11-year-old Joseph Traynor. I joined because of him.”. The police have released few details as the investigation continues. RIP Mr. Traynor and his family He was my grade 11 Psychology teacher. Please avoid this area as our investigation continues. I have just digitized these images from dusty negatives that have not seen the light in a pile of years. Another woman is in the hospital with gunshot injuries. 'He was a very impactful teacher to many students and … ‘He was a role model. Read more about cookies here. Investigators are confirming the identity of the lone attacker in this morning’s shooting in Oshawa as a family member from Winnipeg. Chris Traynor, a Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School teacher killed in a shooting in Oshawa on Friday in which five people died, is being remembered as a kind and caring educator and a big part of the local sports community. rbbm. The school is part of the Durham Catholic District School Board. Committee to be created to manage GoFundMe donations The family also thanked the medical staff now assisting with Loretta Traynor's recovery. Your email address will not be published. He was also a baseball coach, according to Baseball Oshawa. A memorial is also growing outside of Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, where Chris Traynor was a teacher. Sending my prayers to his wife. The next issue of The Toronto Sun Headline News will soon be in your inbox. Chris Traynor, one of five people found dead in an Oshawa home on Friday, was a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School and a baseball coach. Family identified the Oshawa victims as Chris Traynor, a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School in Oshawa, and his three children: Bradley Traynor, a student at the University of Guelph, Adelaide Traynor, a Grade 10 student, and 11-year-old Joseph Traynor. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Lapa was the uncle of the family he slaughtered on Friday. We are also looking for background information on the shooter, Mitchell LAPA. Chris Traynor, one of five people found dead in an Oshawa home, was a teacher at Monsignor Paul Dwyer High School and a baseball coach. We encountered an issue signing you up. “Honestly, one of the few teachers from Paul Dwyer that I remember and have such fond memories of.” Mother Loretta Traynor was shot but survived. https://t.co/30LFIIWh4A. A welcome email is on its way. Required fields are marked *. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. He was also a baseball coach, according to Baseball Oshawa. Police have not officially confirmed reports of an inheritance dispute as the motivation for the killings, but many community members believe this is the case, based on information provided to them by the family shortly before the shooting. 'He was a role model. Chris was an assistant coach when I was coaching with Scott Brough…. “He was the type of teacher to make you want to succeed. “A tragedy like this is always bad, especially in your hometown,” he wrote. “But when the victims was one of few teachers to impact yourself, along with three of his children it is a harder pill to swallow. “This has been an amazing opportunity for the students,” says Chris Traynor, a teacher at Dwyer. @wpgpolice https://t.co/shCO7XF8fN, Relations between Loretta and her brother Mitchell soured after the death of their father, and it is reported that this eventually lead to Mitchell snapping, and seeking revenge on his sister’s family. Many members of the Oshawa community came out to pay tribute to father and teacher Chris Traynor, and his children Bradley, Adelaide and Joey, after their funeral service at St. Mary of the People Catholic Church at noon Thursday. 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