It is with profound sadness that I learned of your tragic and senseless loss. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by me and, in fact, all Canadians. Please accept my sincerest and deepest condolences.
My hope is that your deceased loved ones left their earthly home knowing they were truly loved. In the words of Antoinine Maillet -- "Love is the only thing we bring to eternity."
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all those who answered the call for help with such dedication and compassion. I offer my heartfelt appreciation to those who continue to assist the whole community in overcoming this incomprehensible tragedy. Their care and love will surely provide much-needed peace and strength during this most challenging time.
May you be blessed and comforted as you grieve. "Grief is the price we pay for love." -- Queen Elizabeth II