Statement from the Honourable Diane Finley on behalf of the Finley Family

Ottawa, Ontario

“I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Canadians for the overwhelming outpouring of affection, thoughts and prayers since the announcement of Doug’s death.

“Over the past couple of days, I have personally heard from colleagues and friends all across Canada, around the world and of all political backgrounds. 

“Doug was a humble man who never would have expected or wanted such attention. Yet the tributes speak to both his political brilliance and his personal character.

“Doug indeed was loved and I thank all of you for joining me in remembering him as the Senator, friend, strategist, husband and great Canadian that we lost all too soon.”