Christina “Chrissy” Archibald was a 30-year-old from Canada who moved to Europe to be with her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson.
Before moving, she worked at a homeless shelter, caring for those in need.
Archibald's family described her as a loving member of their family:
She had room in her heart for everyone and believed strongly that every person was to be valued and respected.
Sadly, Archibald was one of the seven people killed during the June 3 terrorist attacks in London.
According to the Daily Mail, Archibald was hit by the van that careened through pedestrians on the London Bridge.
Archibald was the first victim to be identified by the media.
As the Daily Mail reports, Ferguson held Archibald in his arms as she took her last breath.
Ferguson's sister, Cassie Ferguson Rowe, wrote on Facebook that her brother was understandably heartbroken by the tragedy that took the “love of his life”:
I can't breath. You hear these things so often but it doesn't seem real.
Last night in London, my baby brother lost the love of his life on the London bridge. In a split second his entire life was ripped away from him. Hearing his painful sobs on the phone while he's alone trying to deal with this tears me apart. I have no words. If you know Tyler, please be there for him now, and later when what happened sinks in, he's going to need us all.
Rowe added that her brother will make a statement when he is ready, but for now, the family would like the focus to be on the “beautiful life cut tragically short.”
Archibald's family said in their statement that Archibald would not have an understanding of the hatred that was responsible for ending her life.
She would have had no understanding of the callous cruelty that caused her death. Please honor her by making your community a better place. Volunteer your time and labor or donate to a homeless shelter.
Her family is asking those who do decide to pay it forward to donate their time to a local homeless shelter and “Tell them Chrissy sent you.”