Remembering Jack Layton
August 23, 2011 Leave a comment
St. Joseph’s Parish was saddened to hear of Jack Layton’s death. Our community expresses its sincere condolences to his partner, Olivia, to his children and to all of his family and friends. St. Joseph’s Parish shares Jack Layton’s strong commitment to social justice and believes in building an inclusive society and in serving as a voice for those marginalized in our community. Jack Layton continued to share his hopeful and optimistic vision of Canada and of our world just hours before his death, when he wrote:
“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.” Jack Layton’s vision, hope and commitment to the disadvantaged will continue to inspire us for years to come.