Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jack Layton

Did you know Canada.. of course you've all heard of Jack Layton's passing by now. He passed 4:45 am Monday August 22nd 2011, peacefully at home surrounded by family.

No matter your political views I don't think many can deny that Jack Layton was a good man. A man that stood up for his beliefs, cared about our country and was full of passion.

Jack Layton will be honoured with a state funeral Saturday in Toronto at Roy Thomson Hall at 2pm - it will be open to the public. It will be a celebration of life as Jack wanted. For Jack's position a state funeral is not a requirement, it's been offered by our Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Flags in Ottawa, at City Hall in Toronto, at federal buildings in Toronto and other spots around the country have been lowered to half-staff and will remain there until after the funeral Saturday.

Click here to read a beautiful letter from Jack, written August 20th.

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 1950-2011


  1. I didn't agree with him politically, but I do admire his passion. You could tell he was a caring man, and loved this awesome country of ours.

  2. this really is so sad, he was good man at the height of his career. such a loss

  3. I agree, no matter what your political beliefs, Canada lost a great one. Very sad

  4. Yes - no matter what you believe, it would be awfully hard to deny that Jack Layton was a good, good man! He fought so hard - for everything in his life and he truly cared! I am sad! Rest in peace, Jack!


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