Statement on the passing of Member of Parliament Mark Warawa
June 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, the Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement on the passing of Member of Parliament Mark Warawa:
“I cannot begin to express the sorrow and loss Jill and I feel today at the passing of MP Mark Warawa.
Mark and I were first elected to Parliament at the same time, in 2004, and I will always have fond memories learning the Ottawa ropes together. He was always a source of wisdom and advice and was always there for our whole team.
Mark was an example to which all Parliamentarians should aspire. A respectful contributor to the debate, a fierce advocate for his constituents, and a strong defender of his principles.
Mark was a true gentleman. And while his warmth and kindness knew no partisan bounds, his love for his Conservative family was special. The Conservative caucus is devastated. He will be missed dearly.
Most of all, Mark was an exemplary family man – endlessly devoted to his wife Diane, his five children, and 10 grandchildren. Jill and I are praying that God will comfort Mark’s family at this time.
In his last address to the House of Commons, Mark left us with these words:
“I want to encourage each of you to love one another, to encourage each other, because God loves us. Pray for another. Pray about what is really important. Help one another. Seek God’s will for you each day. Do what is right. Be honest.”
Thank you for everything, Mark. You will be missed.”