Book Of Condolence Remains In Riding Another Week



Due to the tremendous outpouring of sympathy following the death of Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton, MP Charlie Angus will be keeping a book of condolences in the riding a bit longer. Angus says it has been heartwarming.


“I am really taken by the amount of people who have come through our doors in Timmins and Kirkland Lake. People from all political stripes. Jack was a different politician and people are deeply saddened by his death.”


Angus says Jack always reached out to everyone. “What made him so unique was his desire to speak to all sectors of society and treat everyone the same. It didn’t matter if you were a supporter, a non supporter, wealthy or poor, Jack wanted to hear what you had to say.


The Prime Minister called for a state funeral for the loved leader and Angus says that speaks for itself. “Think about this. How many politicians have inspired this kind of public reaction? Jack never held grudges nor did he treat people with disrespect. He was one of a kind.


A book of condolence is also in place at Irvine and Irvine Funeral Homes in Iroquois Falls and Cochrane.


Another book is in Englehart at town hall until Monday at noon, from there it will travel to Earlton Town hall until Wednesday at noon.


Thursday and Friday the book makes its final stop in New Liskeard where it will be available at NDP headquarters on Armstrong Street.