PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, September 19, 2022
ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST OFFERS
CONDOLENCES ON THE OCCASION OF THE
FUNERAL OF MARION DEWAR
Attending the funeral of the former mayor of Ottawa, Marion Dewar, which took place on Friday September 19th in St. Basils Church (Ottawa), Archbishop Prendergast offered his condolences and that of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Ottawa to the Dewar family. The text follows.
May I express my prayerful condolences and that of the People of the Archdiocese of Ottawa on the death of Marion Dewar on September 15. The community of Ottawa is saddened at the loss of one who upheld the dignity of each person and the rights of the poor in our city.
As Mayor of Ottawa her profound social conscience and deep Catholic faith inspired her to welcome many refugees from Southeast Asia to our city under Project 4000 in 1979.
As we mourn her passing we are confident that, as she accepted the gift of salvation in Jesus Christ and responded to that grace with her many good works on behalf of her sisters and brothers, she may merit from her merciful Lord the crown of eternal life in the Kingdom of God.
Today we remember her legacy to us as a woman of joy and a person of justice who professed in her life the heart of the Gospel.
May God grant you all consolation and spiritual peace in the days ahead when you will miss her most.
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