Monday, August 22, 2011

Jack Layton 1950-2011

“We deeply regret to inform you that the Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 a.m. today,” his family said in a statement. “He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Details of Mr. Layton’s funeral arrangements will be forthcoming,"

Layton was 61.

 Rest in Peace Jack.


CBC Video tribute


PM Harper: I know one thing: Jack gave his fight against cancer everything he had. Indeed, Jack never backed down from any fight.


NeilD said...

There aren't many things that take my breath away at this point in my life but hearing of Jack's passing did just that. My heart goes out to his family.

Joe said...

Jack has gone the way of all men. Rest In Peace Jack.

I only hope he was able to take his crackpot ideology with him so Canada will never be inflicted with it again.

Jen said...

God Bless you Jack Layton. May you rest in peace in the Heavens.

Although Jack endured his pain in silence; he always had a smile.

Ardvark said...

Updated with a comment from the PM making its way around Twitter.

bocanut said...

Watching Jack Layton being moved around this week is starting to remind me of Weekend at Bernies.