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Guelph dentist and her daughter among victims of Iranian plane crash

Guelph's Dawson Dental Centre was closed Thursday out of respect for Dr. Parisa Eghbalian and her daughter
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Dr. Parisa Eghbalian. Dawson Dental Centre photo

A Guelph dentist and her daughter were among the passengers on the plane that crashed in Iran Wednesday.

Dr. Parisa Eghbalian, 42, and her daughter, Reera Esmaeilion, 9,  were on the flight that departed Tehran's International airport and crashed into farmland killing all 176 on board which included  63 Canadians, 82 Iranians 11 Ukranian passengers.

The Dawson Dental Centre where Eghbalian worked, emailed their patients expressing their sorrow and informing them that the office will be closed out of respect for her. 

“Dr. Parisa was a deeply kind, caring and amazing person. Our entire team adored her and we are beyond sad for her husband, family and close friends,” read the statement by the Dawson Dental Centre.

“In these moments, there are no words to express, other than to say that we extend our deepest sympathies to her husband and family members. Our hearts and thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.”

Comments on Facebook were quick to recognize the dentist and express their greatest sympathies. 

Terri Urbaniak Our condolences on the loss of your wonderful Dr. and dental team member. So sad to hear this and for all of those that lost their lives unnecessarily. :(

Peter Bell I am so very sad to hear this terrible news about our colleague.

Chris Hill I read this yesterday, and was devastated. My heart is with her family and the Dawson Dental Centre team today.

Shawn Peers So tragic! All Canadian hearts are with the families.