June 13, 2015

Maryam Rashidi - a gas station clerk killed in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Maryam Rashidi, age 36, died on June 9, 2015, at a hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

On June 7, 2015, Maryam was working as a gas station clerk when the driver of a pickup truck filled up with fuel and then tried to take off without paying. The bill was for $113.23. Maryam tried to stop the driver from leaving the scene. She stood in front of the truck to try to block it when she was struck by the vehicle. 

Maryam Rashidi (L); Joshua Mitchell (R)
She had only been on the job for three days.

She was rushed to a local hospital where tragically she succumbed to her injuries two days later.

Joshua Cody Mitchell, age 20, has been charged with criminal negligence and dangerous driving in connection with Maryam's death. He is also charged with driving a stolen vehicle, theft of fuel, and other charges.

Joshua was previously charged in early 2015 with dangerous driving, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and other charges. He also had a charge from 2014 in which he was charged with defrauding a Calgary resident of a cellphone.

This kid is only 20 and already has a rap sheet like Judas.

Maryam and her husband, Ahmed, had emigrated from Iran a year ago. Both got
Angels of God, pray for Maryam and for those
who have lost her.
engineering jobs in Calgary but when the Alberta economy started to decline, both were laid off. Maryam took the gas station job to make ends meet.

Maryam and her husband are members of the Islamic faith.

A trust fund has been set up to help the family and anyone wishing to contribute can do so at any TD Canada Trust branch.

Maryam's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a loving wife and mother. She was a responsible and hard working woman. She did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Maryam is survived by many loving friends and family members including her husband, Ahmed, and their 6 year old son.

Pray for justice for Maryam.

God save us from the thieves. They are killing us, Father.

God save us from those who strike us down on the road and then run away like wolves.

Pray that Maryam is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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