Although I know tragedy happens all over the world every second of every day, when it strikes close to home it is always more compelling. This morning we got some news that just left us shaking our heads in disbelief. We heard today that the young, beautiful, bright and delightful daughter of one of our friends from Collingwood took her own life on Friday, just nineteen days before her 20th birthday.
Even though she is not someone I knew well, I have seen her grow up over the six years I have been in Canada and often thought, given her personality, charm and looks, that she would be someone to watch. Our hearts go out to the family she has left behind. It is hard to make sense of something so sad and so unexpected.