MPs offer condolences to Miss Ally families

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Gerald Keddy, the MP for South Shore St. Margarets offered condolences to the families of the five fishermen lost in a tragic fishing accident last week.

In Parliament, Keddy offered that the seas of the North Atlantic have always been dangerous and although all South Shore communities had experienced losses, it did not make the "burden of grief any lighter" when the Miss Ally capsized with all hands lost.

Keddy noted that the lost fishermen were young with families and that all were experienced and able fishermen and he read their names aloud for the other Members of Parliament.

The South Shore MP also recogized the efforts of local volunteers who helped in the recovery effort as well as the men and women of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the members of the Armed Forces, Coast Guard, Search and Rescue and RCMP who took part in the search and recorvery efforts.

"To the immediate and extended families of the lost fishermen and their communities on behalf of all members of this house we extend our prayers and our deepest condolences.

Organizations: South Shore MP, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Coast Guard RCMP

Geographic location: South Shore St. Margarets, North Atlantic

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  • Cathy Miller
    June 17, 2013 - 00:05

    My thoughts are with the injured and those who have lost loved ones. I can only imagine the shock and devastation that you must be experiencing. I am so sorry. I hope you will feel the strength and love from the many people who care about you and your family. Peace and prayers. Please accept my sincere condolence. Cathy, Obituarieshelp.org

  • Taylorman
    February 26, 2013 - 21:25

    Our condolences to the families and friends of the lost fishermen. This loss is being felt by everyone in the country. My friends and I in Yukon Territory are thinking of you in these difficult times.

  • jeanne hodgkins
    February 26, 2013 - 20:24

    I was not impressed with the member seated behind Mr.Kelly who couldn't even be bothered to listen and barely paid his respects by applauding late to Mr. Kelly's comments. I don't think he even knew what he was applauding for. How disrespectful.