Robert Dziekanski, 41, was emigrating to Canada to join his mother Zofia in the B.C. Interior city of Kamloops.

She had decided to book him a ticket from Frankfurt to Vancouver cause their bus ride back to Kamploops would allow her a chance to show him how beautiful Canada was.

He had given up smoking the day before the flight, was scared to death of the prospect of boarding a plane for the very first time but was eager and excited to begin his new life in Canada.

At about 4 p.m. that afternoon, Air Condor Flight 6070 from Frankfurt landed at the Vancouver International Airport - 2 hours late but with Dziekanski on board.

Zofia had told her son (who didn't speak a word of English) to wait for her at the baggage terminal unaware that after 9/11 that area of the airport was now restricted from the public.

She spent nine hours at the airport on that Sunday waiting for her son to arrive, scared that something terrible had happened.

She tried soliciting help from the airport staff but their efforts couldn't help her locate her son.

Only 100 meters away, hidden from view and not connected to the public announce system that twice called out his name, was the area that Robert Dziekanski was anxiously waiting for his mother, himself growing ever restless and feeling completely helpless in his new found country.

After a final plea at the information desk Zofia was told that her son wasn't in the airport!

Reluctantly, around 10:30 that Sunday night, she decided to start the drive back to Kamploops without him.

A few hours later she received a call to head back to the airport. No mention of the condition of her son but just to get back to the airport.

Upon arrival she was told that her son was dead....

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Robert Dziekanski is the 18th person to die in Canada from the direct result of being tasered in the last 4 years!

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