Tuesday, August 23, 2011

RobBlog #307

In Memorium
Jack Layton

Jack Layton, NDP Leader, Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition and the only Canadian who should be leading this country, passed at 4:45 a.m. Monday morning.
Cancer stole Jack away from us- and his Family.

Two years ago at Toronto Pride, Tom and I met Jack. We told him we had been together for 25 years- at that time. He hugged us and called Olivia over. Turned out, our anniversaries were just days apart.

It's a sad day for this country.

Mr. Layton will lay in State at the entrance to the House of Commons, in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa- our Nation's Capital. His funeral service- a celebration of his life, will be at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto on Saturday.

May Angels fly you- gently, to your rest in eternity!
Although knowing your Mr. Layton, you'll still be keeping things hopping wherever you go!

On Saturday August 21 Jack wrote a letter to all Canadians. Here are the final words he wrote:

...consider that we can be a better, fairer, more equal country by working together.

Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

All my very best,

Jack Layton.