Friday, June 6, 2008

Two Canadian Heroes Die

Two Canadian heroes from my area died this week and deserve mention.

Dr. Sheela Basrur was the "guiding light" during the SARS crisis that rocked Canada in 2003. She lost her battle with hemangiopericytoma (a rare type of cancer) on June 2, 2008. Dr. Basrur's diligence and intervention were pivotal in keeping SARS from spreading even further.

The body of Capt. Richard (Steve) Leary of Brantford returns home. He was killed in an ambush while on patrol in Afghanistan. My thoughts are with both of the families.

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