All of us in the Conservative family are devastated: https://t.co/eswww Vl Fu D pic.twitter.com/MEl QFtz VDC — Rona Ambrose (@Rona Ambrose) October 14, 2016 Here it is in its entirety: Words cannot begin to express our profound shock and heartbreak at the news that our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Jim, has died in this tragic event.
In addition, another member of our family was also on the plane, Ken Gellatly, the father-in-law of one of our daughters, also a very special man.
For a photo gallery of Jim Prentice’s political career, go here.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends and to the loved ones of all those who perished in this tragic accident.” Blaine Calkins MP, Red Deer-Lacombe and Chair of Alberta Regional CPC Caucus issued the following statement on behalf of the CPC Alberta Caucus: My colleagues and I were shocked and saddened today when we learned of the tragic passing of our former colleague and friend Jim Prentice.
"Jim was a friend, colleague and passionate advocate for our province and our country.
Our deepest sympathies are with his wife Karen, their daughters and the entire Prentice family.” “I was deeply saddened to learn that former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice was killed in a plane crash last night in British Columbia.
“Jim Prentice brought his deep convictions to everything he turned his hand to, whether it was law, business, or politics.
In the time Jim has been with us, he was a friend to many.
Jim was a loving and compassionate man who dedicated his life to his family and public service. We are certainly appreciative of your condolences and prayers at this terrible time.
I greatly enjoyed the time I spent working closely beside Jim in the House, and know that he will be missed by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. His legacy will live on in the work he did for Albertans and for all Canadians – particularly in the important role he played in finalizing the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement – and through his daughters, who he loved dearly and was incredibly proud of.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends and to the loved ones of all those who perished in this tragic accident.” “I was deeply saddened to learn that former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice was killed in a plane crash last night in British Columbia.
All Albertans are the better for this.“But there are words to remember Premier Prentice’s contributions to Alberta.