March 19, 2019
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, March 10, Ethiopian Airlines, Flight 302 crashed and claimed the lives of 157 people, 18 of them Canadians.
My eldest daughter Lauren worked for the United Nations World Food program and lost seven of her colleagues and a dear, dear friend, 25-year-old Stephanie Lacroix from Timmins, Ontario. She was on a mission to Kenya with the United Nations Association of Canada. Despite this profound loss for the United Nations community, their work will continue. It must continue, as many more lives depend on it. Every day, these brave souls sacrifice a great deal to serve their fellow human beings to make the world a better place.
We mourn the lives ended too soon, but we must also celebrate their contributions and honour their memory by supporting the goals they worked so hard to achieve.
Rest in peace, dear Stephanie.
To all who perished, rest in peace.