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2014-04-27
To Christine, Galen, John & Quinn,
We will be forever grateful to your husband and father for his insight, courage, integrity and passion regarding persons with disabilities particularly through the creation of the RDSP. Because of him, our fears are lessened for our 26 year old daughter who is on the Autism Spectrum. As we grow older, we are comforted by the knowledge that she will not be destitute when we are gone and no longer able to provide for her. This is a priceless gift! Please accept our condolences in your loss; wishing you peace with the passage of time. May it give you solace to know that his was a life well lived.
With sympathy, Ron & Marianne Cutler Halifax, Nova Scotia

2014-04-15
OM SHANTI OM SHANTI OM SHANTI ( PEACE) Jim- We loved you and you will be greatly missed by all of us. In case we didn't meet your expectations, please forgive us for our mistakes. It was nice meeting you personally in Oakville in 2011 and having a photo there........ It's a shock to hear the sad news; we are in the mourning as we have lost our Great Ex- Finance Minister. He had been a Financial Sun Shine....... He was a remarkable smilig leader and a friend with trueness and honesty in his heart. While he served he left lots of money on the table for the benefit of all...... We pray for Honorable JIM FLAHERTY's soul to rest in peace and may Lord grant the strength to bear this great shock to his Family and friends. Its going to be tough and he shall be missed greatly by all of us. On this occasion we pray for Shanti, Shanti, Shanti - Peace to Jim's soul............ Our JAIN prayers, auspicious Namaskar Maha Mantras and condolences given below are for JIM'S family- OM NAMO ARIHANTANAM, OM NAMO SIDDHANAM, OM NAMO AAYARIYANAM, OM NAMO UVAIJHAYANAM, OM NAMO LOE SAVVASAHOONAM, ESO PANCHA NAMUKKARO, SAVVA PAVAPPAANASANO, MANGLANAM CHA SAVVESIM, PADHAMAM HAVAEEMANGALAM The salutations above are the prime auspicious omen of JAINS. Jim was also remembered and condolences offered during Mahavir Poojan conducted at Bhagwan Mahavir Swami Birthday Celebrations on April 12, 2014 at Jain Centre, Toronto and condolences offered by Arhant Jain, P.Eng. Ex-President, Jain Society of Toronto. Prayer read by Arhant Jain on behalf of Jim before he left this world - " I forgive all souls, May all souls forgive me. I am on friendly terms with all, I have no animosity towards any soul. Oh Lord, I have taken refuge in you! Fulfill my desire ( for the right faith, right knowledge, and right conduct). In this world of misery, who else can I depend on for my salvation? Singing your songs of infinite virtues gives me bliss. Worshipping your path can eliminate my infinite cycles of birth and death in this cosmos." We love you Jim, honour you, and appreciate you. We refer to this planet Earth as Mother. Jim, you did a great service to Mother Earth, humanity...... The divine soul is a pure soul without bad karmas, called Jina or Arhanta, Siddha, ............the divine soul carries divine healing and blessing abilities........ and to Him we pray for Jim's soul to rest in peace...... OM SHANTI, OM SHANTI, OM SHANTI
ARHANT, VANDANA JAIN and Family, Oakville, Ontario- "V Light Soul Nobility"

2014-04-15
மறைந்த திரு. ஜிம் ஃப்ளாஹெர்டி குடும்பத்தாருக்கு ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல்கள். அவரது ஆத்மா சாந்தியடைய பிரார்த்தனைகள். - ராம் காமேஸ்வரன். ஒட்டாவா.
Ram Kameswaran

2014-04-13
you and your family have been part of our home every Christmas and throughout the holidays, your presence always welcomed and looked upon, our sympathy's - you will be remembered always,
The Tanefsky family - Whitby TÁNH ГEРΜANHΣ ΦANH ‘TĖXNHΣ’

2014-04-13
Mr. Jim Flaherty, it's with a heavy heart and sadness, that I will write this condolence. Christine, Jalen, Quinn, and John, stay strong, and you will always be in my prayer for daily strenth. "GOD SAW", you Mr. Flaherty, getting tired of the pain, so he put his arms around you and whispered come to me, my child, a job well done ON EARTH and for the country Canada. Although, we loved you dearly, and us left behind are crushed in spirit because we missed you so much. Many things I will missed you for the love of getting a new shoes, and you cared for people with a disability, especially rare diagnoses, but we could not let you stay. A GOLDEN HEART stopped beating, hard working hands at rest in heaven, and you smiling with the ANGELS. GOD, broke our hearts, and your families to prove to us he wanted a Finance Minister to come home, and he only take the best. Rest in Peace Mr. Jim Flaherty, ABSENT from the BODY, present with the LORD. "Go sailing in the Sea of Galilee" (1John 4:7) LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER, BECAUSE LOVE IS GOD. Sincerely, Your Jamaican-Canadian Sister in Christ Norma Sherwood
Norma Sherwood April 13/14

2014-04-13
Thank you for this tremendous opportunity. I am an individual citiizen. I was stunned. I listened attentively to all of Mr. Flaherty's addresses / budgets. I cannot offer more accurate attributes than what have been given. To think I am in the country, Canada, which Mr. Flaherty saved economically / financially fills me with gratitude. I am stunned with pride that Mr. Flaherty will have a State Funeral ( the only state worthy ), and in Toronto. I can only hope that the time Warrior / Hero Flaherty gave to Canada and the Globe is. / was a " fraction " of what you, Christine, and you, John, Gaelen. Quinn got. We all muist keep his principles and spirit alive personally and spiritually in conducting our lives in every aspect. He is / was a man, one who I wouild hav e appreciated meeting. Most everybody crying that says something. Mr. Mulroney tipping his hat, Mr. Harper, Hudak, Ford, NDP crying - so beautiful. Beauitifully Irish, Mr. FLaherty, you brought the globe together. We've had diads & triads - headed up by Flaherty , Carney, - in hell times. - can 't be beat. Hats off to family - you will cope. Mary Malkin - Toronto
Mary Malkin - Toronto

2014-04-13
First, I'd like to want to express my condolenses to Mr. Flaherty's family, friends, & associates. I appreciate Mr. Flaherty making Canada's economy stronger along with Prime Minister Harper, raising the CAD $ to $1.05 vs. the USD, making Canada the strongest economy in the G8, balacing Canada's budget for 2015, and contributing to social causes such as ending homelessness by making it illegal. A great Canadian, hockey player, & lawyer who will be deeply missed.
Sukhraj Singh Gill

2014-04-12
功彪史册, 万古流芳
Hewen

2014-04-12
天妒英才,一个受人民爱戴的人就这么悄无声息的走了,愿您一路走好,愿你在另一个世界幸福快乐!

2014-04-12
திரு . ஜிம் ப்ளஹெர்ட்டி அவர்களின் திடீர் மறைவினால் துயரம் அடைந்துள்ள உறவுகள் நண்பர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் எனது ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்களை தெரிவிக்கின்றேன் . அவர் ஒரு சிறந்த அரசியல் வாதியாக மட்டுமன்றி ,ஒரு நல்ல மனிதர் ஆகவும் அறியப்பட்டவர் .கனடா தேசத்தின் பொருளாதாரத்தை மிக சிறந்த நிலையில் பேணுவதற்கு பெரும் பணி ஆற்றியவர் . அமரர் அவர்களின் ஆன்ம சாந்திக்காக பிரார்த்திக்கிறேன் .
S .சத்யன் .

2014-04-12
Inna LilLahi wa inna iliahey rajeoon May God Almighty bless him and enter him in Paradise.
Rashid Tayyeb

2014-04-17
Dear Mrs. Flaherty and sons, We are so very sorry that your Jim left you at such a young age! We have such admiration for his manner and government service. We can't begin to tell you how important his work has been to our family. Our son has schizophrenia, we are aging, the RDSP, is so vital to our sanity and our son's future! Please accept our very sincere sympathy, Wayne, Val, and Tyson Biffert
Val Biffert

2014-04-17
Praying God's comfort for your family in this time of great loss. Very thankful for Jim's outstanding service and dedication to our country. Our family sends you our sincerest condolences.
Susan Rickard

2014-04-17
Deepest sympathy go out to the family. Not only did your husband and Dad serve his country but as a family you graciously allowed him to do this with personal sacrifice. While perhaps small in stature, Jim Flaherty was a giant of a man. His intellect and spirit will sorely be missed. Rest in peace.
R F Stein & Family

2014-04-17
Even though I did not know Jim Flaherty I felt a personal loss at his passing. A man of great integrity that inspired trust in Canadians. Rarely do we have such an outstanding man in our midst.
Linda Marshman -London, Ontario

2014-04-17
Our sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Mr. Flaherty's integrity was what set him head & shoulders above nearly all. He was the right man in the right place at the right time. He will be sorely missed by all of Canada & most of all family. Flaherty family, thank you for sharing your husband & father with the rest of us. Mr. Flaherty, thank you, thank you, thank you! One day I look forward to shareing a little time with him on the other side. God bless.
Ken & Cheryl Morrison

2014-04-17
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flaherty family during this period of grief. Jim’s legacy will continue by the actions of his family – Christine, John, Galen and Quinn. Thank you our dear and faithful Public Servant for your tireless and unselfish contributions for all Canadians from coast to coast. You will always be remembered.
Rupert Rupnarain & Family, Toronto

2014-04-17
Deepest sympathy on the passing of a great Man,Husband,Father,politician,Christian,Canadian.May god hold him in the palm of his hand."Give sorrow words;The grief that does not speak, knits up the o'er fraught heart and bids it break."
Kevin F.Murphy

2014-04-17
To Christine Elliott and sons Galen, John and Quinn: Sincerest condolence to you. Mr. Flaherty (your husband/your father) kept Canada standing tall amid economic rollercoasters worldwide. His contribution to the country has touched every Canadian indirectly and will be etched in history forever. Many, many, thanks!
Harriet Capalla, PCWomen-in-Politics

2014-04-17
Our condolences to the family. A kind and generous canadian and a glorious model for "when irish eyes are smiling"
John and Michelle

2014-04-17
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Flaherty and his 3 boys. Four of you will continue take care of each others and Jim is always with you. Personally, I don't know Jim but I feel him as my late father, my smart boss whom I can trust and talk with. RIP and we will meet some day!
Rosa Ng

2014-04-17
It is the people like Jim Flaherty has made this country the best in the world. Thank you.
Xin Guo

2014-04-17
Our deepest sympathy to the Honorable Minister of finance Family. May he rest in peace.
Azad Khan

2014-04-17
2014--4-17 Lovely State Funeral for Jim Flaherty which was very well deserved; we shall all miss a lovely man.
Valerie Jones

2014-04-17
My sincerest condolences to the Flaherty family during this time of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time.
Skylar Neblett

2014-04-17
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family, I want to thank the Flaherty family for sharing him with us, He is a true Canadian HERO, he is a great man, a unique outstanding amazing one of a kind public servant. He gave so much of his life to CANADA and the Canadian People. RIP Jim Flaherty
Mohommad Al-Jehani

2014-04-17
To the Flaherty Family In the short time that I have lived in Whitby, Jim Flaherty became a friend to me and my family. He helped me with a matter of great concern, and he stepped up and within 24 hrs the issue was resolved. I respected the man the most of any Politician I ever have known, the only one who who take the time and look after someone. I am going to miss Jim and I wish his sons and family all the best in the future. Your dad hit a home run for this Country and me.
Ollie Paadimeister

2014-04-17
Our sincere condolences to the Flaherty family,to Christine Elliott his dear wife and to his three BOYS
Susan Masil and Peter Shortland. susanmasil@ yahoo. com

2014-04-17
My sincere condolences to Minister Flaherty's family, friends and colleagues at this time. I hope this outpouring from the public will in some way help his family through their grief. He was obviously someone special that Canadians of all political viewpoints are shocked and saddened by his passing. God bless. RIP
Janet Williams

2014-04-17
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with your family's. Thank you for your service and sacrifices and may God bless and look over you all.
Kim and Mark Stainsby

2014-04-17
You were a man of peace, respect, integrity,and non-judmental,I rememberd your emotions for Mr. Rob Ford, You stopped and drop a tear for his situation, you are respected, You felt his pain. God bless your family, You son's will carry on your legacy. Thanks very much.
Marva Hutchinson

2014-04-17
Jim, thank you for your dedicated and passionate service to (y)our country and the Province of Ontario. You were honest, forthright, decent and cared greatly for your country and your countrymen. My family and I appreciate your service. You will be long remembered. I also thank your family for allowing you to get involved in politics. Certainly it took a lot of support and understanding from the family to enable you to play the role you did for Canada. Thanks again and RIP till we meet again.
Robert Nevins Selvadurai

2014-04-17
Dear Flaherty Famly...I was vary Sad to here that Jim had past...My haert go's out to you...He was one of the grates in Canada...There are not to meny of then that relly care a bout Canada and the World the way he did..And that is what I loved a bout him...I will miss him and so will the world and Canada...Thank You Sharing him with Canada and the world... Roy W
Roy W

2014-04-17
A Gentleman passed this day. A sad day for Canada. Our deepest sympathies to Jims Wife and Son's. The Garnett family ( Durham)
Scott Garnett

2014-04-17
The good book says in Saint Paul’s epistle to the Romans; “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” (Romans 12:15) To the Flaherty family; we grieve with you over Jim’s untimely passing. Know that through this time of public mourning you are in the thoughts and prayers of many as you endure this very personal loss. Thank you for sharing Jim with Canada; allowing him to first serve the people of Ontario provincially and then the whole nation federally. Jim will certainly be missed but his service will not be forgotten.
F.M. Procunier

2014-04-17
My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Jim flacherty. Ex minister of finance and great budget man. All of Canada mourns at your lost. We have lost a great man dedicate to serve his country and its economy. I felt shock by the news today and it is hard to believe the lost of this great human. He was light for many and his actions helped build our great economy and a stable country. My wife Andrea Londono de Suarez and I Carlos Suarez Rubio will join in cumunion with his family to honor Mr. Flacherty in his state memorial. God will receive this great man in the kingdom of haven and use him now in his kingdom for his own glory in Jesus's name.
Carlos Suarez y Andrea Londono de Suarez

2014-04-17
We would like to express our sincerest condolences to the Flaherty family and wish them well in this time of sorrow. Carol & Garry Littlejohns.
Garry Littlejohns

2014-04-17
Thank you for being a strong pillar for the country. You have set an excellent example for the next few generations. My prayers go out to you and to your family members. Rest in peace in the presence of the Lord.
Roseanna Chu, Vancouver

2014-04-17
I'd like to express my deepest condolences to The Honorable Jim Flaherty's family and to let you know that I will remember all of you in my Prayers. I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Flaherty, but, from what I saw and read about him, he was an extremely well versed and comical person, that will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Jim
Jimy LeBlanc

2014-04-17
Sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family. Today's service at St. James Cathedral was truly memorable and the eulogies, heart felt. It is apparent Mr. Flaherty was well loved by family and well-respected by all Canadians. Thank you, sir, for getting our country back on track. Thank you for serving Canada well. You will be sorely missed.
Valerie Walker

2014-04-17
The sudden passing of Jim Flaherty has deeply saddend an admiring nation and we join with so many in sending condolences to his family. An outstanding Finance Minister when the country needed him and a long time devoted public servant- but above all, a good man with solid values with love of family,friends and country.
Allan and Shirley Taylor

2014-04-16
Flaherty Family, On behalf of the Muzylowsky Family I would like to express our condolences to your family. We have truly lost a great man and it's his presence that all us Canadians are going to miss the most. He was noted by our family as a very truthful individual and all the promises he made he kept. But his life will live on forever in the memories he has left behind. God Bless you all!
Bryan Muzylowsky

2014-04-16
Heartfelt condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty. He was a man of intelligence and integrity and Canada is a better country because of him. I hope that your happy memories will give you strength in these difficult times.
Ellen Smoskowitz

2014-04-16
Thank you so very much for the service you gave to your country. Our country is only as strong as it is because of you. You got us all through a horrible economic time and made us stronger. I personally cannot say thank you enough.
Andrew Hargrove

2014-04-16
Thank you for the many years of Service to the Country you loved & we are forever grateful. My sympathy to the family and may God Bless you all! RIP Mr Flaherty!
Marilyn Nicholls

2014-04-16
Sincere condolences to the family..and the Canadian family...a real "Mensch" has just gone forward.
Salim Abha

2014-04-16
We want to express our sincere condolences to Christine Elliott and sons and the rest Jim Flaherty's family. Our hearts goes out to the family and I have been praying that God will give you His strength & peace. We are thankful we are for all of the contributions of the late Jim Flaherty to Canada and to our beloved hometown of Whitby. We have lived here over 25 years and the contributions that Jim has made to Whitby/ Oshawa in areas such as UOIT, expansion of Durham college, upcoming 407 expansion and the Abilties Centre (our "gym") !! I do hope that they will re-name the Abilities Centre The Jim Flaherty Abilities Centre as it is truly a lasting legacy which only came to fruition because of his commitment to diabled people & people of all abilities. WE thank Mr. Flahrty for his steadfast contribution to Canada. He gave his all!! I won't forget seeing him canvas on our street and receiving the family Christmas card. Definitely gone too soon! Thank you for sharing him with us. May God hold him in the palm of love and give you all, His peace!!
The Grant family

2014-04-16
Jim Flaherty would have been universally loved no matter what profession he entered as he shone like a little sun. I can just see him as a child, well-loved by his friends, popular and sought after. He had a good life even though it was cut too short too quickly. I am happy for him in that he was given such priceless gifts and he made such glorious use of them. A life very well lived. May his wife and children be comforted, may they be at peace.
Linda Stockert

2014-04-16
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I, like thousands of other Canadians am very grateful for the excellent job Mr. Flaherty did as finance minister in our country. He will be missed - we are grateful that we got to know him.
Eliza Willan

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Flaherty. It was a great shock to hear the news. We lost a great Canadian. Jim has been a great Canadian and a tremendous politician steering the country successfully out of recession. Thank you for your contribution to Canada, Minister Flaherty! Rest in peace!
Albert Yeung, ON

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to Minister Flaherty's family and friends. I thank you for sharing him with all Canadians.
Tanise Sudoski

2014-04-16
Jim Flaherty was a good and sincere man from all I saw of him in both Ontario and Canadian politics. Jims' stature was small but his character was huge. Thank you Honourable Finance Minister Jim Flaherty for serving our country with honour and grace. You will not be forgotten. You left us unexpectedly and while we are saddened it was the greatest loss to your wife and sons. I hope they find the strength to live with simply your memories. As long as they live , you will be remembered daily. We will look ahead to the day your sons serve Canada also. God Bless you Jim Flaherty. And God Speed.
Dean Forward

2014-04-16
Christine Jack and I want to pass on our deepest sympathy to you and your sons at the loss of your Jim. I knew Jim when he was in the Ontario Legislature and Jack and I had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with you and Jim and the Love's holiday party. We have all of you, your sons and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. We had the opportunity to watch the funeral on today. Your sons and your tribute were heartfelt. Sincerely, Susan Waterfield and Jack Razulis
Susan Waterfield and Jack Razulis

2014-04-16
our prayers are with you and your sons. How very proud he must have been with such a caring family to support him. God Bless your family & friends. He was one of a kind, a great Canadian and an example to all of us.
Linda, Bert Reichert & family

2014-04-16
thank you mr. flaherty for caring more about the people of canada and canada itself than yourself........your integrity,honor,commitment,and humor was an example to strive for..god bless..condolences to all those you loved and who loved you.
family nicholson of perth

2014-04-16
thanks mr jim flaherty you did a great job history will remember you
khalil

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Thank you for sharing Jim with all of us, his contributions to Whitby, Ontario and Canada have been tremendous and he will be greatly missed.
Dave and Beth Brannon

2014-04-16
Honesty and integrity were defined by Jim Flaherty. He was taken far too soon, but he left us with lessons that will last your family and his fellow Canadians, for a lifetime. My sincere condolences to the entire Flaherty clan.
Monique Vandenbosch, Ottawa

2014-04-16
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Honourable Jim Flaherty. His contribution and personal sacrifices that he made because of his passion for a 'better nation for all' shall never be forgotten as our history is documented. May his leadership and commitment to Canada be an inspiration to our next generation of great minds and sound hearts like his. How much greater our nation will be if more great minds and sound hearts like him, who believe they can contribute and make a positive impact, move forward and make the same sacrifice and pursue their belief. There would be no better tribute to this great statesman,the late Honourable Jim Flaherty, but to continue his pursuit of making Canada a greater nation, and have our next generation of great minds and sound hearts follow his lead to serve our nation in a similar manner. God rest his soul and strength to his family in their loss.
Max, Dale, Faith & Joshua Chipman, A TCS Family

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. Your husband and father was a great man.
S. Felsher

2014-04-16
I join with so many Canadians and beyond to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of Jim Flaherty to Canada, to his family, and friends worldwide. He gave his best to Canada and I thank him and his family for that. He gave beyond measure and sacrificed so much to do so. Thank you for keeping us safe during the financial crisis that Canada weathered so well. I admired and respected your values, ideals and work ethic. Rest in eternal peace.
Trotter Family

2014-04-16
may your sole rest in peace
khaled halaby@family

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim had a way of reaching out to everyone and making us all feel important. I know this first hand, once while riding the GO train from Whitby to his Bay St. office in Toronto Jim made time to speak to me about the Toronto Blue Jays. He predicted that it might be too early to get our hopes up. He was right! Jim will be greatly missed. R. Henry, Whitby, Ontario
Ron Henry

2014-04-16
Mrs. Flaherty and sons, Please accept our condolenses on the loss of your husband and father. His death is Canada's great loss and leaves mighty big shoes to fill. Our sympathy. Jack & Jean McPherson, On.
Jean McPherson

2014-04-16
I, along with so many, were stunned to hear of this man. Being our country's backbone during financial upheavals, as a strong parent figure, you assume, they will be there always. Thank you to the Flaherty family for sharing your loved one with us. I can only express the deepest of condolences for your loss and hope that your fond memories and these words of many help you through your days of grieving.
P. Evinger, Winnipeg

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolence to the Flaherty family. we miss our Mpp varathan family
panchalingam varathan

2014-04-16
Our sincerest condolences to the Flaherty family for your terrible loss. We never met Mr. Flaherty, but we didn't have to meet him to see what an honest and upright man he was and we will always be thankful for the wonderful job he did for our country. We pray the Lord will comfort you and ease your pain in this difficult time.
Tom and Jessica Rathonyi

2014-04-16
Dear Mr.Flaherty family! Our family is praying for You and Dear Mr Flaherty today. Please have a strengths to carry on and continue with Your husband's and Dad's legacy for the sake of this Town,this Region and the entire Country! We are grieving with You today but will stand by You tomorrow!
Beara, Peter and Kasper from Whitby

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers to the Flaherty family on your loss. We will miss you.
Janagan and Kobisan Family

2014-04-16
Mr. James Flaherty touched the lives of so many of us and in such positive ways. Although we never knew him personally, we are saddened by his death and we want to express our sincerest sympathies to those closest to him, and especially to his wife and sons. His example inspires us to be, do, and give our best. 'A good name is more desirable than great riches, and high esteem, than silver and gold.' (New American Bible, Proverbs ch. 22, v. 1)
Patty G., Montreal, QC

2014-04-16
“Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9.35 Mr. Flaherty was a supreme example of servanthood. May he rest in peace. May light perpetual shine upon him. Thank you, Mr. Flaherty.
John A. Curry

2014-04-16
Minister Flaherty inspired leagues of young Canadians to serve and improve their families and communities. His smile, tenacity, fiscal pragmatism and political acuity will live on in the hearts of many. To his family - thank you for all you have given us. Your strength, service to community, and determination is inspiration for all. Godspeed.
Aimee Sulliman

2014-04-16
Bon voyage monsieur Flaherty..sincères condoléances à son épouse et à ses trois fils. Merci pour toutes ces années consacrées aux canadiens de toutes allégeances..
Louise Gagné

2014-04-16
Jim was an incredible person and a disciplined and principled man who served his Family, his City, his Province, and his Country in a tremendous way. Christine, Quinn, Galen and John, our thoughts and prayers go out to you, that you would experience peace and comfort during this difficult time. We are truly thankful for the support and friendship we experienced from Jim in the Guelph Conservative EDA over the years. He will be dearly missed,cherished and remembered.
Steve Vos, Guelph

2014-04-16
May your soul rest in peace Mr. Flaherty. Your sudden passing has saddened so many Canadians !
Trudy

2014-04-16
Will be remembered with great respect for the integrity you showed for the common person. A Man for Canada and Canadians.
Kelly & Russell Kryklywy

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. We had the honor and privilege of meeting Mr. Flaherty at some events at Kellie Leitch's home a few years ago. He truly was a great man with his winning smile and friendliness to everyone. He was a superb Minister of Finance who will be sorely missed by all Canadians. The many tributes to him are well deserved. William and Claire Poratto, Clarkson, ON
William & Claire Poratto

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to all of the Jim Flaherty family. He will be well remembered by all Canadians. Personally we greatly appreciate his help in the past.
Karen & Adrian (Whitby)

2014-04-16
Dear Mrs Flaherty and your 3 sons. My heart goes out to you all. Your husband was a great example of integrity, determination and commitment. Above all, from what I can tell, a wonderful husband and father. He will be terribly missed by yourselves and many Canadians. His legacy will live on forever. My sincerest wishes of condolences. From Conny Trommel, Victoria ( I was shocked and almost in tears when I heard the news - and I am not even from "his" party!) Take care, God Bless you all.
Conny G.H. Trommel

2014-04-16
With sincerest sympaty to Christine and family. We were both moved and touched watching the state funeral this afternoon, such wonderful tributes to such a remarkable man. May he rest in peace.
Mary, William and Jean Curran (Toronto)

2014-04-16
My Deepest Sympathies to The Flaherty Family. Thank you for sharing him with Canada. I am Disabled and I recognize and appreciate all of the things that he has done for people with disabilities. He gave up so much of his time to serve Canada well and for that he should be remembered and honored.
Len Grant-Stuart

2014-04-16
As a colleague in the Ontario Legislature and fellow crime commissioner, I really got to know Jim. He was bright and hard working. And when we learned he was on a US hockey scholarship, we immediately drafted him onto the MPP hockey team Legiskaters. We put him on left wing. Heavens he even backchecked. I knew there were great things for this fellow Irishman. My dad cane from Ireland and his name was Gallagher. I never told Jim but I knew what he was made of.. My condolences to the family.
JIM BROWN

2014-04-16
Our most sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. We believe he was a great husband and father; a great Canadian and will be missed.
Ricardo, Catalina and Lionel Colaci

2014-04-16
It is with great sadness I extend my heartfelt condolences to Christine and to her & Jim's sons. I have the greatest admiration and gratitude for Jim's integrity and his commitment to what he saw as his duty to accomplish for his country. I truly wish that it had not been at such a terrible personal cost for him and for you. My prayers are with you.
Karen (Riley) Humeniuk

2014-04-16
Wishing Christine, John, Galen and Quinn condolences in the passing of your husband and father. Canada has lost a great man, but the loss for you will be so much greater. Praying for you all at this time. We were so proud to have Jim represent us so ably from Whitby.
Wendy Samson

2014-04-16
Something about him made me smile whenever I saw him on the news. I thank him for all he did to secure our future and that of our children. May The Almighty rest his soul in peace and help his family find the strength to bear his loss.
Shama Hussain

2014-04-16
Our sincere sympathy to the family. Jim was like a friend of the family- he took care of our finances.
Don and Edythe Knoll

2014-04-16
Thank you for a marvelous job, so well done by a true Patriot. RIP
Kathleen Colquhoun

2014-04-16
As a fellow Canadian of Irish descendant I was pleased to hear the Irish strength displayed by his sons, wife and sister. I lost my own "Jimmy", my father, 36 years old and I still feel his presence in my life today, even though I was only 18 at the time. Gael, John and Quinn, my heart goes out to you today and I pray that when the raw emotions become tempered that you too will always feel the presence of your "Jimmy". This definitely transcends party lines as I am not a conservative and never could be but I am an Irish daughter, sister and mother. May we always remember the Irish twinkle in his eye and his wonderful sense of humor even in the toughest of times.
Sheila Milligan

2014-04-16
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. Rest in peace Jim.
Julie and Carmine Capone, Toronto

2014-04-16
As a former staffer on Parliament Hill I had the opportunity for the occasional chat with Mr. Flaherty. Even though I came from the other side of the House, he always took an interest in an alternate point of view.
Doug Secord

2014-04-16
Dear Mr. Flaherty, Thank you very much for all your years of dedicated service to our country. You will always have the gratitude and admiration of Canadians everywhere!
The Kirtons

2014-04-16
Rita and I want to extend our condolences to the Flaherty family on your loss of a husband, father and friend to many. Never have met Mr. Flaherty but have always admired him.
Peter Kloet

2014-04-16
I, Like the rest of Canada upon hear the news that Mr.Flaherty had passed, I was shocked and very sad. I've never met him but through the media & his huge compassion for his Country and leading Canada through a finical crisis that hasn't been seen the Great Depression. I would like to Thank Mr.Flaherty for leading the way through an uncertain time. Canadians owe him a great deal of gratitude to him. R.I.P.
Denise Egerton
I wish to offer my condolences to the Flaherty family. Mr. Flaherty was a great man, and will be missed by all Canadians, from coast to coast. Nom : (Obligatoire) Marie Lemieux

2014-04-16
God comforts you right now, Mrs. Flaherty & family. May His peace be sufficient at this time and onward.
Grace K Chik

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to Mr Flaherty's family. He was an amazing man and we always had the upmost respect for him. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say thank you to him and his family for the dedication, sacrifices and amazing service to Canada. Jim made us proud Canadians. He is a rare treasure we do not see often and a true Canadian hero. We will never forget him and will always honor him. His departure is a shock to all of us and created a lot of sudden sadness. Jim has left this world way to soon. May he rest in peace. Your family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. There is a whole nation praying with you. God Bless
Poulin Family

2014-04-16
although i never met you jim i did meet your wife and your sons a few years ago at the legion on byron st. and also you were a neighbor i live on waywell st. and your house was right at the top of the street. you were a fine man and a credit to your country ( canada ). your never failing help to others i am sure will be forever remembered and to christine , galen ,quinn and john our deepest condolences . R.I.P. JIM .
KIM & STAN MILLER

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to Mr Flaherty's family. He was an amazing man and we always had the upmost respect for him. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to say thank you to him and his family for the dedication, sacrifices and amazing service to Canada. Jim made us proud Canadians. He is a rare treasure we do not see often and a true Canadian hero. We will never forget him and will always honor him. His departure is a shock to all of us and created a lot of sudden sadness. Jim has left this world way to soon. May he rest in peace. Your family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. There is a whole nation praying with you. God Bless
Natasha, Richard, Lara and Trystan Poulin

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathy to the family, he will be missed by so many. a truly great Canadian, will miss his green ties,and that twinkle in his eye. God bless.
Heather Thompson

2014-04-16
may you rest in peace you will be missed....
Melodey

2014-04-16
To the family of Jim Flaherty our condolences.He was a Giant among our finance ministers and we as a country where blessed to have him steer us through the financial problems and Canada will sorely miss him.Words cannot express the sadness that we feel for your loss.
George&Gail Vink

2014-04-16
The Hon. Jim Flaherty is possibly not even the most respected and high achieving in Canada but in the world. A man that shows dedication in the service for Canadians. That is something that cannot be found in anybody and is rare to see anybody take that immense amount of pressure on their shoulders. A minister that gave it his best for their country's well-being and achieved higher than ever, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will remember this date and salute this amazing father,friend,politician and the best ever finance minister of Canada.
Jacky Wu

2014-04-16
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Jim Flaherty. Thank you Jim for your sincerity and love for Canada and for being the best Minister of Finance. May your soul rest in eternal peac
Roshni Loknath and family Kanata

2014-04-16
Our sympathies to Christine and the boys. Jim was a great Finance Minister. Thanks for everything you did for Canada and especially for representing Whitby so well.
The Pellerin's

2014-04-16
My deepest condolences for you loss. His dedication and legacy will live one through many of the policies he helped shape, and the lives he's touched. Be proud, be strong, and forever carry him in your hearts. While he has now departed from this world, I am confident he will never stop watching over you.
K

2014-04-16
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time
Lorraine Walker

2014-04-16
May God bless the Flaherty family with peace, love and comfort. Mr. Flaherty's steadfast, unyielding dedication to upholding Canada's finance position during tough times and more will never be forgotten. He is one who gives the best within one's bounds.
Polly Ho

2014-04-16
On behalf of Cathy and myself, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. We were both shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden passing. Mr. Flaherty was a great and honourable man and our representative for many years. He was a great Canadian who served his country well. Thankyou for your service, sir.
John Turner

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherity family on your loss. Mr. Flaherity was a credit to all Canadians. He did a fantastic job and will be truly missed. RIP Mr. Flaherity
Richard Arnold

2014-04-16
I want to say, Thank-you to Mr. Flaherty, and the people who worked in his constituency office for the help my disabled daughter, and I were given when we didn't know what to do in the abusive situation we were unfortunately in. Without their help, I don't know where my daughter and I would be right now. Prayers, Love, and so much gratitude. Rest In Peace....
S.M. D'Angelo

2014-04-16
A great Canadian....a grateful Canada. Thank you for all you have done for us. You will be missed.
Leeanne Smith

2014-04-16
Few politicians or public servants have evoked as much sincere human emotions as the passing of Jim Flaherty. This was a truly selfless man who always put the best interests of Canadians first. All Canadians will all truly miss this man of integrity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, boys and extended family. God bless him and you.
Gary Bridges, Mississauga

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family and friends. I feel I am United more as a Canadian and part of the Flaherty' s to have all of you in our hearts forever and will be sadly remembered by me and my family as well. I am glad to know his family are Whitby residents as my family and I are proud to be a Whitby residents as well. Thank you so much. God Bless you all.
David Mitchell Bencina

2014-04-16
Mr. Flaherty was a stalwart financial leader during difficult times, and always seemed to be someone listen to and respect, regardless of political affiliation. The country has lost a true patriot, but that is nothing compared to your loss. Thank you for lending us your husband and father for such a long time. We are a better country for it. Rest in Peace.
Megan

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to the entire Flaherty family. Thank you for sharing him with us all! We, families with disabled members are grateful for his services to Canada and for his forward thinking. We will miss him for advocating for us, his great smile and amazing heart. Rest in Peace Jim.
Rehmanji Family

2014-04-16
Deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. Mr Flaherty seemed to reach all average Canadians, demonstrating a strong work ethic, a sharp mind and great wisdom in handling the finances of the country. It is so sad that he did not get the opportunity to move back into private life and left this world so suddenly. Thinking of you all.
Daphne& Goodwin Billings, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

2014-04-16
Unlike most of your colleagues I held you and your integrity up as a what politicians should be. You always seem to put the country and its citizens above party politics. I thank you for providing my children and the rest of the country a excellent example on what good politicians can accomplish. Your influence and presents will be greatly missed. Thank you for all you did.
Tim Penstone

2014-04-16
A man you tried to make a positive difference in the lives of average Canadians...May we become a more prosperous country and a country of proud citizens who share a love for Canada.....Like Jim Flaherty...
Josie Erent - Toronto, Ontario Canada

2014-04-16
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband, father, brother and friend. He was and is a true gentlemen.
Petra Verhoeven

2014-04-16
Jim Flaherty served his country very well. We are better for his life, and saddened by his leaving, all too soon. He was a fine man who worked very hard and who accomplished much to the benefit of all Canadians. It is such a shame that he never got to enjoy retirement and "life after politics". My deep sympathy to the Flaherty family at this very sad time.
Jay Josefo

2014-04-16
It was such a great shock for us. You did a great job as Minister of Finance. Canada owes you a lot. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
E. P. Navasero

2014-04-16
Thank you for your time and service to Canada. Rest in peace, Jim Flaherty, you deserve it at the very least. God bless you.
Dustin

2014-04-16
Thank you for your service to better the lives of Canadians, and for guiding our great nation into economic stability during times of economic uncertainty. Thinking and praying for your wife and sons.
Kathleen Sheridan

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife and 3 sons. Canada has lost a great man. He left us too soon. He can never be replaced in his kind of demur and smile. It is too bad he could not have enjoyed his retirement as his family and he had hoped and looking forward to. He took his job seriously for himself and for his country and for all Canadians. His "shoes" will be hard to fill.
Cindy Titus

2014-04-16
On behalf of our family,let me express our condolences to you four. Jim was a very special person and a friend. He was very kind to our son in January when he spent some time with him at the Queen's Model Parliament. He made a wonderful impression on our son that our family will always be grateful for. Jim, the country and the province and our family thank you.
Keith Lee-Whiting: keith@ lee-whiting. com

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Thanks for sharing him with us. For his service to Canada I offer my gratitude. We will miss that mischievous and engaging smile.
Devon Jacobs

2014-04-16
We wish to respectfully send our love and condolences to the Flaherty family. We feel that Mr Flaherty is the protector of Canadians through the most difficult times. We are very grateful for Mr Flaherty's dedication and efforts for his public service.
Lorraine & Georges Rozon, Quebec

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Flaherty and to Canada.Even in his passing he brings us all together, whatever one's political affiliation. We know him to be a great man, a great Canadian, a great public servant. He gave so much of his life to make us stronger and better in the world. Thank you so much for your contribution; I hope I can contribute something to our communal society ,in your honour.You set the bar high.
arlene mayers

2014-04-16
The Nelson Doyle Irish Dancer's from Miramichi wish to express our sympathy to your family. He had said it was something that should never be kept short ... watching our Dancer's. A true Canadian who loved his Irish roots. He will be missed.
Margie Richardson

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers to the Flaherty family on your loss. Mr. Flaherty was an outstanding Canadian and Fiancé Minister he will be truly missed.
Joy and Edward connors

2014-04-16
I want to express my heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr Flaherty at the loss of their father and husband. We, who are part of the community of Canadians with disabilities and their families, have lost a leader and a champion. Thank you for the magnificent RDSP legacy you have left for those who are most vulnerable and in need. Your great gift will be treasured and will return benefits to those in need ten fold. Rest in peace. We have lost a great Canadian and humanitarian.
Aviva Attas

2014-04-16
Our condolences to Ms. Elliott and their children. Canada's loss! Rest in peace, Mr. Jim Flaherty.
Chakraverty, Chuck and Shirley, Ottawa

2014-04-16
Dear Christine, John, Galen, and Quinn, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and father; and my colleague; the Honourable Jim Flaherty. On behalf of my wife Judy and myself, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Gerald Keddy MP South Shore--St. Margaret's
Gerald Keddy MP

2014-04-16
Our family wishes to thank you for the the service and sacrifice you and your family made for us. You will be remembered.
The Twinings

2014-04-16
Our prayers to the family.
Khaim Nauth and Bobby Nauth

2014-04-16
My husband and I would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of the late Jim Flaherty. Canada was very fortunate to have had such a fine financial leader during the last few years of Global turmoil. We as Canadians owe him a lot of gratitude.
Jim and Ann Ballantyne

2014-04-16
My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Jim Flaherty. He guided Canada safely through perilous times. Because of his efforts, Canadians enjoy economic stability and a standard of living envied by the United States and Europe. Thank you, Jim.
Ingrid K. Nickel

2014-04-16
Jim Flaherty had a long and tremendously distinguished career in political service in Ontario and Canada. His contribution to Canada during the financial crisis of 2008/2009 and its aftermath is the stuff of history and has done much to elevate Canada´s standing in the world. My sincerest condolences to his many friends and his family.
Brian Kelly

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of Jim Flaherty, a leader and statesman who set the standard for leadership in our country. He was a role model for all who aspire to participate in public life and we were very fortunate to have him serve us in the many ways he did with devotion, time and energy. May his memory be a blessing.
Mark S. Anshan, Toronto

2014-04-16
We are saddened by the passing of a true gentleman. Mr. Flaherty will be remembered always for his honesty, sincerity and dedication to Canada. Our deepest sympathy to all his loved ones.
Jack & Chris Holesworth

2014-04-16
Thank you for our financial strength, Mr.Flaherty. Canada remembers you.
Valery Gulyaev

2014-04-16
Our deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. You will be remembered for a very long time. Life can be short and I guess it is not how long you live. It is how much you did and you did it until your very last month. Thanks Finance Minister Flaherty! You did so much to Canada. Without you, the recession and deficit will still be with us.
K Chow

2014-04-16
Chirstine, John, Galen and Quinn, While we never personally met your wonderful husband and father, it was like he was always a part of our family as he served our terrific country with love and dedication. It is with sadness that we offer you our condolences, love and HUGS as time moves forward. May you always remember Jim for what he was, for what he gave to you and others. Mark and Judy Olacke, Manitoulin Island, ON
Mark and Judy Olacke

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. I never had the privilege to meet Mr. Flaherty. But as a single mom with two young children with disabilities I will be forever grateful to Mr. Flaherty for the introduction of the Registered Disability Savings Plan. He improved the lives of so many Canadians with his years of dedicated service. My thoughts are with his family in this difficult time.
Pamela Andrews (in Toronto)

2014-04-16
How you will be missed by all of Canada. Barry Sheehy, Nova Scotia
Barry Sheehy

2014-04-16
Thank you Mr Flaherty for your wonderful contribution to this country and it's well being. You will be missed by many. May you rest in God's Presence and in the presence of His angels.
Theresa Cassidy

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to his wife and sons. Canada has lost a great man too soon. Bless him for the work he did for our country and the disabled, for his smiles and humor dispite the hard work as Finance Minister in rough years, past and present. Prayers to his family in the road ahead of them. Rest in peace.
Gladys Saskatchewan

2014-04-16
I would just like to express my sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty and his family. It goes without saying that he was a dedicated man, striving to better Canada throughout his time in government in any way possible. For his tireless patriotism, may he rest in peace.
Maclen Chisholm

2014-04-16
It was both an honour and privilege to have served such a fine man during his service to our Country. I got to know this man over many years both during his provincial and federal service. A great man who always had the time for others
Jim Kijewski

2014-04-16
Rest in peace, Jim Flaherty. Didn't always like your politics; but, you were a true Canadian always fighting for the "little guy". You'll never be forgotten. May his wife, Christine, and his three sons know Christ's peace during this time of sadness.
Ron McKinlay

2014-04-16
To the Flaherty Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. I was very touched by the eulogies I heard today at the service and although I never met Jim, got a strong sense of the wonderful man he was. While a man that contributed greatly to this country, in the final analysis, it is as a husband, father, brother and son that counts the most. As someone who lost a parent recently, I can tell you that this is not the end, but that our relationship continues, just in a different way. I wish you tremendous strength in the days to come and to tell you that all of Canada is behind you. David Globerman Ottawa
David Globerman

2014-04-16
With sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family and friends for the loss of a good man whose dedication not just to his family, but also to his beloved country Canada. We may not know you personally, but Mr. Flaherty will leave a void in the hearts of many. You will be missed Mr. Flaherty and may you rest in peace.
Carmen Santiago

2014-04-16
Thank you for all of your contributions to Canada. Sending condolences to your family during this difficult time.
Meghan

2014-04-16
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim Flaherty. We wish for you that he had been with you longer. He devoted many years to public service and truly demonstrated his patriotism and love of our country by captaining our financial ship through the rough seas of the recession. Thanks in great part to Jim we are still more comfortable and blessed than most. He will be missed. God bless you all.
Louis J Szabo & Mona Boyes

2014-04-16
I was moved and saddened by the loss of MP Jim Flaherty. A man of service and uncommon warmth of personality. Wish I could have met and known him. My deepest condolences to his family and close friends. Domenic Zarlenga
Domenic Zarlenga

2014-04-16
My deepest condolences to the family. Thank you Mr. Flaherty for all the good work you did for Canada and Canadians. Rest in peace.
Maria da cunha

2014-04-16
Thank you for many wounderfull years Jim we may not agree with all what you had to do with money but you were the best and we have lost one great person from all of us at the IOF Foresters and peterborough area we miss you Mark Lavalle president of the foresters branch Petreborough
Mark Lavalle

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. Jim gave so much of himself to make this a great country and I am a very grateful Canadian.
Angela Willmann

2014-04-16
To The Family - A very Nice Man taken away too soon . He came to the crossroads .The Journey is beginning , follow the light . Its brightness will always be the noble beacon , a noble man . Rest well and rest gently Jim , Jimmy . May your soul enjoy its peaceful repose, it is so well earned . Godspeed ... Jim Flaherty .
Darren Woods

2014-04-16
Deepest condolences and thanks for the TFSA!
Dr. Dave Wong

2014-04-16
My heart goes out to the Flaherty family, he truly was a great Canadian.
Gordon Morrison

2014-04-16
My sympathies to the Flaherty Clan. I've always been a fan of the best Finance Minister Canada has ever known. I had the privilege of spending a day with him and got to know the human side which is even more impressive. He was the kind of guy who can make you feel more at home, even when you are the host. He was a great leader in a tough time who will be missed but never forgotten.
Dustin Pike

2014-04-16
To Christine, and the boys: We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both now and for the days to follow. Thank you so much for loaning him to us. Canada will forever be in your and his debt. Dannie, Judy, Stephen in North Sydney, NS
Dannie Brown

2014-04-16
A huge loss for our country, the community of Whitby, and most significantly the Flaherty family. Jim embodied the motto of his Montreal high school, Loyola. He was truly "A man for others". He shall be missed.
Tim Constantin

2014-04-16
On behalf of The Noormohamed Family of Brampton, Ontario we would like to pass along our most deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to The Flaherty Family for your loss. You are in thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
The Noormohamed Family

2014-04-16
It was not long ago I was on a Porter flight with Jim and we spoke about business but also family as we have three boys as well . We caught up on their various schooling and I said I would drop in the next time I was in Ottawa seeing other government agencies . I had the honour of dining with him and sharing ideas during the financial crisis and realized what a good listener he was , how he cared about the average citizen , and how much he regarded consulting before making a law . He has made such a mark on people's lives and their well-being we may not see the like of him for a long time. Sarah and I and our family express our deepest sympathies to Christine, her sons, and immediate family.
John Nagel

2014-04-16
Jim was instrumental in securing a solid financial base for Canada that made life more stable for Canadians than in many other countries in the world in recent times. Since the financial meltdown in 2008, he steered our ship through troubled waters with great skill and for that we owe him our gratitude. Thinking of his family today as they bid farewell to a husband and father who was an honourable and decent man.
Michael Fluckiger

2014-04-16
Do Have a sound Sleep, Jim. May the Good Lord be with you for your good work. and thanks for your hard work which has had positive effect on many of us. Thank you and God be with you in Sheol.
Kwame Opoku-Aniagyei

2014-04-16
Our condolences at this sad time. Thank you, Mr. Flaherty, for your tremendous efforts as Finance Minister; particularly when many countries were floundering in economic chaos. Rest in peace.
Dave and Darlene McCulloch

2014-04-16
Thank you for his public service to Canada and the global economy during very difficult financial times. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. It is heart wrenching that, only weeks before his passing, he had made the very difficult decision to retire from politics. He deserved more time to enjoy the next phase.
Sarah Fink

2014-04-16
Our deepest condolences from the Chung Family!
Brenda Chung

2014-04-16
2014-04-16 In very simple and clear language I want to express my sympathy to the Flaherty Family on the passing of a husband, father and a valuable Public Servant. A consoling Text from Scripture comes to mind as follows: Psalm 90:12 "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
Whitland S. Coward

2014-04-16
It is with heartfelt sadness that my family wishes to express condolences to the family. Jacob our 14 year old met you Mrs Flaherty on Halloween and he really like Jim. He took it as hard as the rest of us. He was your husband and the boys father but we feel we lost part of our family. He was a great man and mentor. With deep Sadness, Jack, Eileen and Jacob Hodgkinson
Jack, Eileen and Jacob Hodgkinson

2014-04-16
It is with great sadness and shock, that we express our sincere condolence to the Flaherty family. May you find strength in each other and comfort from all the well wishes of those that share your grief. The memories of the years spent with him, will always be lasting. God bless all of you.
Juline

2014-04-16
Our condolences on Jim Flaherty's passing.
Harold and Fredelle Brief

2014-04-16
Thank you so much for your service to Canada, Mr. Flaherty. Please except my sincere condolences, Ms Elliott and sons. Anne Dunlop Winnipeg MB
Anne Dunlop

2014-04-16
Our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family, friends and political colleagues. He was truly a gift to the country of Canada. God Bless,
Ray & Karen Walkowiak

2014-04-16
Sincere condolences to his family who have suffered a big loss by losing him so early in life. He was a very intelligent, kind and a dedicated man and admired by all. May God rest his soul in peace. We are sure that the Almighty will reward him the best of the best. Our deepest and most sincere condolences on his untimely loss. Shahram & Victoria Shahrebani
Shahram & Victoria Shahrebani

2014-04-16
Thank you Jim for all you did for our great country, thank you to the Flaherty family for lending us your husband, father, brother and friend. I can not imagine how hard this must be for all of you, my heart goes out to you and deepest sympathy to all of you. Thank you Jim for meeting with me in Prince George many years ago, you comments and words of wisdom will for always be with me, rest in peace.
Willy Berger

2014-04-16
Our sincerest condolences to Minister Flaherty's family. He was a great man and Finance Minister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Linda, Paul, Richard, Maria Louisa Diaz

2014-04-16
Salut, mon ami. Je suis desolee! Bon soir!
Jacques LaPierre

2014-04-16
To Mrs. Jim Flaherty and family. My wife and I would like to join the hundreds of Canadians to express to you our sincere condolences with the passing of The Honourable Jim Flarherty. He has touched all of our lives and was a dedicated servant to the people of this nation. Our prayers for comfort and strength are with you! Sincerely, Rev. Doug & Sandra Lindsay
Rev. Doug Lindsay

2014-04-16
To Mrs. Jim Flaherty and family. My wife and I would like to join the hundreds of Canadians to express to you our sincere condolences with the passing of The Honourable Jim Flarherty. He has touched all of our lives and was a dedicated servant to the people of this nation. Our prayers for comfort and strength are with you! Sincerely, Rev. Doug & Sandra Lindsay
Rev. Doug Lindsay

2014-04-16
My deepest and most sincere condolences for your loss.
Amy

2014-04-16
My thoughts to the Flaherty family at this time. Jim was a tremendous politician and person. As a person with a disability I thank Jim for all his support for the disabled community during his time in office.
Tony Ducey

2014-04-16
Mr. Flaherty's service really showed that he cared much more about Canada's economic recovery and well-being than partisan politics. The Parliament has lost one of its most dedicated, technically competent and dutiful members. We mourn the loss of this patriot and this voice of reason and moderation.
Jack Wenye Diao

2014-04-16
Our condolences to the family of Mr. Flaherty. He will be remembered as a man dedicated to his family and his country. Canada has become a better country through his efforts He will be miss
Shirley and Jack Martin

2014-04-16
Merci Jim pou votre héritage , demandons à vos successeurs de suivre vos pas . De cette façon , nous grandirons de fierté. Sincères condoléances à la famille.
Francine Henderson, CPA

2014-04-16
Our hearts go out to the family and friends. We always respected him as a politician and was very pragmatic. Rest in peace.
Helen

2014-04-16
Great Canadian. Our condolences to Jim's family. He'll be missed by many. Thank you, Jim. Jesenka and Bill Bilic.
Bill Bilic

2014-04-16
Thank you for your service to Canada and your selfless commitment to Canadians. Rest in peace. My deepest and sincerest condolences to Mrs. Flaherty and all her family at this very difficult time.
N. Dhanji

2014-04-16
I would like to extend my deepest heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Jim Flaherty. I was fortunate enough to have met him years ago and I was struck my his authenticity, warmth, and generosity of spirit for the concern of others which he translated in his professional, public, and personal life. He devoted himself wholeheartedly and selflessly to public service, work, and causes and we Canadians are the benefactors of all of his tireless efforts. He will be greatly missed.
Maria Williams

2014-04-16
Mr. Flaherty served his country very well. We had such a sense of security when he was Finance Minister. Our sympathy to his family.
Gerry & Ruth Prawdzik

2014-04-16
May your Irish eyes smile brightly in heaven. Rest in Peace Jim Flaherty and know that Canadians everywhere will never forget your loyalty and dedication to our fine country. You will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences go out to the Flaherty family.
Doris Weinbrenner

2014-04-16
Heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies for the Flaherty family, and for all of Mr. Flaherty's friends and colleagues. Canada has lost a truly great man. Godspeed, Mr. Flaherty!
G.L. Allan

2014-04-16
Canada has lost a dedicated and tireless politician and public servant. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Luigi A. Di Serio

2014-04-16
Dear Christine, My deepest, heartfelt sympathies to you and your three sons. I am so glad that I recently got to meet Jim and have a quick discussion. He was a lovely man. I am thinking of all of you and hope that the memories you share will help comfort you in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Dvorah Richler
Dvorah Richler

2014-04-16
From our family to yours We express our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Flahertys family and friends at this sad time. A true Canadian, and a very sad loss for all of Canada. God Bless
Kimberly & Marlene Woodcox

2014-04-16
To the Flaherty's I am saddened for your loss. I had the honour to meet with Jim on several occasions. The last being at the Irish Ambassador's house. We talked about Irleand over a nice pint of Guiness. He truly was an amazing person and I know his legacy will live on. God Bless Dan
Daniel McShane

2014-04-16
Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Val and Steve Babarik

2014-04-16
Jim was one of those people that you are sorry you missed meeting. Wonderful man. Our Prayers go out to the family & friends. Will be so much missed . Thank you Jim for your great work. Into thy hands oh Lord.
Chris & Thelma Roehrs Edmonton

2014-04-16
Sending sincere condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty.
Tracey Brussard

2014-04-16
Jim was one of those people that you are sorry you missed meeting. Wonderful man. Our Prayers go out to the family & friends. Will be so much missed . Thank you Jim for your great work. Into thy hands oh Lord.
Chris & Thelma Roehrs Edmonton

2014-04-16
heartfelt sympathy to Jim's wife and boys.He was the best finance minister Canada has ever had.He will be really missed in the government.
Gillian B Few.

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. Although I didn't personally know Jim Flaherty, I always felt that he served all Canadians with honesty and integrity, including me. Thank you , Minister Flaherty! Rest in peace.
Julie Baird

2014-04-16
Sincere condolences to Jim Flaherty's wife, Christine and their 3 sons! Many thanks to Jim and his family, for your contribution to Canada!
Lorna Bevcar

2014-04-16
It was a great shock to hear the news last week. We have always appreciated the work that Mr. Flaherty accomplished for Canada - it was not a surprise to hear that he was lauded worldwide for his great skills in finance. I was impressed to hear about his fierce dedication to the disabled and the programs he started on their behalf - something also close to my heart. Sad that he could not enjoy more time with his family and our thoughts are with them in this terrible time. Rest in Peace Mr. Flaherty.
Annette Vogt-Cearns and family

2014-04-16
I wish to extend my condolences to the Flaherty family. Mr. Flaherty was a person of good character and Canadians will miss him greatly.
S. Rohl

2014-04-16
Our condolences on the passing of Jim Flaherty. He will be remembered for caring about the disabled in this country. Thank you for that legacy, sir.
Sue Davidson and Family

2014-04-16
a great canadian ...
a sollitt

2014-04-16
Dear Mr Flaherty, May your soul rest in peace. You have been a great Canadian and a great politician steering the country successfully out of recession. May your devotion to the political life of this country be an inspiration to the future politicians and world leaders alike.
Stellios & Elly Missirlis

2014-04-16
so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved thinking of you all in this difficult time
michelle leblanc

2014-04-16
It was not long ago I was on a Porter flight with Jim and we spoke about business but also family as we have three boys as well . We caught up on their various schooling and I said I would drop in the next time I was in Ottawa seeing other government agencies . I had the honour of dining with him and sharing ideas during the financial crisis and realized what a good listener he was , how he cared about the average citizen , and how much he regarded consulting before making a law . He has made such a mark on people's lives and their well-being we may not see the like of him for a long time. Sarah and I and our family express our deepest sympathies to Chrisitine, her sons, and immediate family.
John Nagel

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife and 3 sons. Canada has lost a great man. He left us too soon. He can never be replaced in his kind of demur and smile. It is too bad he could not have enjoyed his retirement as his family and he had hoped and looking forward to. He took his job seriously for himself and for his country and for all Canadians. His "shoes" will be hard to fill.
Joan & Jacquelyn Schweitzer, Waterloo

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathy to the members of Mr. Flaherty's family his friends and colleagues. I thank him for his remarquable work as a finance minister in a difficult economic situation. He managed to keep our economy afloat.
Michèle Plamondon, Gatineau, Québec

2014-04-16
My Thoughts and prayers go Christine and her three Son I here lots good things about Jim he was great role model with great smile may good bless your family roopsrandhawa07@gmail.com
roops randhawa

2014-04-16
My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Flaherty's family and friends. So sorry for your sudden loss. I am not one for politicians but I noticed how caring Jim was toward the normal canadian his dedication to the people and the country will be truly missed..May God comfort you Christine and your boys through this hard time and know that many share in your grief. God speed.
Colette C.

2014-04-16
Quand la grande crise financière de 2008 a frappé, Jim Flaherty a été extraordinairement précieux pour nous citoyens canadiens car sa grande intelligence a évité que nous subissions un sort comme celui, entre autres, de l'économie américaine. Il avait compris que la façon de faire pour éviter une catastrophe était simple : faire preuve de prudence et moi je le remercie d'avoir été aussi efficace dans son travail. J'habite Montréal, au Québec et M. Flaherty était mon politicien préféré car il avait les pieds sur terre. Je ne l'ai jamais rencontré mais je sais qu'il était aussi un homme bon et honnête ( '' les meilleurs partent en premier '' ). J'espère que son excellent jugement et son flair inspireront les futurs ministres des finances de Canada et autres personnes qui ont à gérer d'énormes sysèmes complexes et trop souvent... ingérables. Merci beaucoup Jim Flaherty de nous avoir si bien servis, il n'y a pas assez de gens de votre envergure. Frédéric Bussières, Montréal, le 16 avril 2014.
Frédéric Bussières

2014-04-16
Sincere condolences to Jim Flaherty's family. Jim was a unique individual; he truly cared about this country and worked tirelessly to make it a better place to live and work and his countrymen are immensely saddened. We should be so lucky to have more like him in public office and we can only hope the current and future incumbents have taken good notes on how to act while serving the Canadian public.
Maggie Kallion, Oakville

2014-04-16
A truly remarkable man! Will remember his beautiful smile and all he did for Canadians! Our heartfelt condolences to his family.
Denise and Richard Harris

2014-04-16
Our deepest sympathy to Jim Flaherty's wife and his son on his passing. Jim was a great person and served the country and Ontario well. He's sadly and greatly missed. We'll always remember him with great respect and fondness. Jim and his family are in our prayers and thoughts. May he rest in peace. Helena, Daniel Wang and family
Helena and Daniel Wang

2014-04-16
I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty. Thank you Jim for what you have done for Canada.
Param Peter Mehmi. Vancouver BC

2014-04-16
Rest in peace mr flaherty our deepest condolences to your family
Bill&diane gallagher

2014-04-16
We would like to express our respect and sympathy to the family and friends of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. His warmth, compassion and his dedicated service to his country will always be remembered by our family, which was positively impacted his actions, policies and advice. Jim was a great Canadian. May he rest in peace.
Gary & Christiane Aube

2014-04-16
Jim was truly one of the last decent people in our Government. This man cared about people and our country. I was sad to hear he retired but now I wish he had retired earlier to enjoy life with his family. We will miss you Jim. We lost a GOOD one.
Lil D.

2014-04-16
A decent and honourable man who dedicated his life to Canada and Canadians, good government and, above all, his family. May he rest in peace.
Beth

2014-04-16
We wish to express how sadden we were on the passing of Jim Flaherty and want to thank him for being a wonderful Canadian and Finance Minister and his years of service to this great country. To his wife, Christine and his 3 sons our condolences. He was taken far to soon.
Andrea Bailes & Peter Randell

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathies to your family in this time of deepest sorrow. I will never forgot the things he has done for the country. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Karina Carreon

2014-04-16
Our condolences to the Flaherty family. Both Jim and Christine have given unselfishly to public service. Canada needs thousands more. Great examples of service, brilliance and unselfish giving. Truly a sad moment in Canadian History.
Edward Sweet & Joan Florence

2014-04-16
Farewell to great Canadian. A person who always stood strongly for what he believed in and took on , but respected, those with whom he disagreed. His economic leadership at a time of both national and international crisis will never be forgotten and his concerns about those in our society who are less fortunate will live on through the work he did on their behalf. He was truly a man of the people and like many others, I regret never having the chance to have a chat over a beer with him. My deepest condolences to his Family on their loss.
Stephen Gilbert

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flaherty family at this difficult time. Mr Flaherty's work in public service was proof that there are still politicians willing to make personal sacrifices for the public good. To the Flaherty family; may God grant you peace and healing during this time of grief. Sincerely,
Dan Zister and Cheryl Geissler

2014-04-16
He will be remembered often and missed frequently by those who didn't even know him. He was that kind of person who can teach us all alot about decency, hard work, the power of humour and truth among other things. Sorry for your loss Christine, John, Galen and Quinn.
Rhonda W.

2014-04-16
My condolences to Mr Flaherty's friends and family. Canada is a better place because of him.
Blair B

2014-04-16
Our heartfelt condolences to the Flaherty family. We will always remember Mr. Flaherty and will always appreciate what he did for Canada. May he rest in peace.
The Zinck Family, North Bay, ON

2014-04-16
We will miss you, Mr. Flaherty, you embodied the Canadian values and fought for all Canadians until the very end. Our deepest condolences go to Mrs. Flaherty, sons, family and friends. Please be comforted to know that he will be remembered along with other great Canadians in our history. Nazarian Family Toronto
Nazarian Family, Toronto

2014-04-16
The Honourable James Michael Flaherty. "We will not soon see the likes of him again " He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privlege to have known him. Jim was a rare combination of courage and compassion . Like an old Irish "Taoiseach" we trusted him and his leadership . "Slante and Adieu "
Matt Sheehy

2014-04-16
May you rest in peace Mr. JIM............
joyce

2014-04-16
Sending heartfelt sympathy to Christine and sons regarding the very regretable sudden passing of Jim Flaherty. Thank you for sharing your husband and Dad - a remarkable man and statesman - with all of Canada for so any years. We will keep you in our prayers for the days ahead. Sincerely, Jane and Brian Wright, Chatham, Ontario
Jane and Brian Wright

2014-04-16
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. He was a tireless servant to the public who positively impacted the lives of many in this country.
Syed family

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family. It says a great deal about his dedication and integrity that Canadians of all political stripes genuinely mourn his passing. He was a great Canadian.
Nancy Churchman, Kingston, ON

2014-04-16
Thank you for all that you have given to Canada. Your service to all Canadians is very appreciated.
Y T G Tollens

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. I last spoke with Jim at George Kilpatrick's funeral gathering. May you rest in peace and may God's love watch over Christine and your sons.
Mary Onysko

2014-04-16
WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING. ...STOPPED .. Canada is crying Our deepest sincerest symphaty to all Flaherty family. We all were so privileged to have Mr. Flaherty as our minister of finance. He was the best finance minister Canada ever had. Thank you for the service you provided to all of the citizens of Canada, we have loved you in life, we will love you in death. You will be greatly missed.
John Peter Oreskovich -- Anna Margarete Fleiss

2014-04-16
May his soul rest in peace. I want thank him for the service he has provided to our great nation. Our prayers are with the family.
Tillekeratne Family

2014-04-16
My sincerely condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim will be fondly remembered as a sincere individual and for all his outstanding contributions.
Renée Latulippe

2014-04-16
Jim Flaherty helped Canada in tough economic times. Sympathies to his family and may he rest in peace. He will be missed.
Steve Guinard

2014-04-16
Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family during this very difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Fatima Habib

2014-04-16
Judy and I send our condolences to the Flaherty family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary and Judy Schellenberger, MP Perth Wellington
Gary Schellenberger MP

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences go to Jim's family and friends. We will miss you Jim. You done good!!!!!
Pat Dennis & Dwight Norrena

2014-04-16
As a citizen, of this fine country, I wish to pass on my sincere condolences to the Flaherty family and his many friends. We grieve the loss of a wonderful man, father, husband, and friend. May his legacy live on in infamy. God Bless Jim, and keep him under His care, Phillip C. Wilson Toronto, Ontario.
Phillip C. Wilson

2014-04-16
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Jim Flaherty - husband and father- go out to the family on this sad occasion to the family. Don and Gulshen Ramdeholl.
Don Ramdeholl

2014-04-16
Rest in peace Jim!
Sandu Sindile - Kitchener,ON

2014-04-16
My condolences to Mr Flaherty's family, and my heartfelt gratitude to him for all of his endeavours which have helped others immensely. He is sorely missed.
K. Denham

2014-04-16
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort at this sad time. Jim Flaherty was the best finance minister this country ever had and his hard work, dedication and bulldog determination will never be forgotten. Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your service to this great country. May you rest in peace.
Kathy Hunter, Edmonton, Alberta

2014-04-16
The Canadian Hearing Society sends our condolences to the family of the Honourable Jim Flaherty. He was a true leader with passion who always thought of others before himself. By the outpouring of support we see from Canadians across the country there is no doubt he was a beacon of hope for people with different abilities. It is now our responsibility to carry on his legacy! Chris Kenopic
Chris Kenopic

2014-04-16
Job well done. condolences to the Flaherty family Don and Eve Lee-Thompson. Petawawa.
Don Lee-Thompson

2014-04-16
We would like to express condolences to the family of the Honourable Jim Flaherty and thank him for such dedicated and selfless service to the country. May he rest in peace in a place that is even more beautiful than the Emerald Isle.
Bill Flowers and Joanne Trenholme

2014-04-16
To the Family of The Honourable Jim Flaherty: Heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, father, son, family member and friend. His clarity, dedication, dedicated hard work and stewardship for all Canadians is so much appreciated. We owe you all a debt of gratitude for sharing this hard-working Canadian with all of us. Sincerely, Floralove Katz, Ottawa
Floralove Katz

2014-04-16
My deepest Condolences. He is such a great gentleman.
Benson

2014-04-16
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family on the passing on of the colossus of our time. Jim Flaherty will be remembered for his hard work, perseverance and diligence in the management of the Canadian economy during the 2008 economic depression which taxed economic managers the world over. Rest in peace.
Andrew Ohianwusi

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty Family. Rest In Peace Mr. Flaherty. you will be missed
Carole Bourque

2014-04-16
Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your commitment and dedication and for saving our country from a depression. We will forever be grateful! Rest in peace.
Sandra and Indar Persaud

2014-04-16
We have lost a man who had contributed all he had to the country. I salute to you for your heart on us. We will miss you.
Clare Chan

2014-04-16
Deepest condolences. Jim, you will long be fondly remembered. A nation owes you a debt of gratitude.
Walter & Kate Zarins (Montague, PE, formerly of Ajax, ON)

2014-04-16
This is a sad loss for Canada. I remembering watching Jim speak so eloquently as a member of parliament in Ontario. Then, watched his success as he rose to national parliament. I particularly loved when he said we " have been over taxed" . I couldn't agree more. He worked so hard for everyday Canadians where other politicians should follow his example to make a Canada he strived for. I recently was surprised to receive a reply to a letter I send just two weeks before he retired and how he loved my ideas and would use them in this years budget. I will remember him as a very special person who actually did his job and cared for regular Canadians. He is in our prayers. Our deepest condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Jody Budd and family

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences go out to Mr. Flaherty's family. We were very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was such a respected member of our parliament and a model for others to look up to. His contribution to our country has not gone unnoticed over the years. We are so appreciative of his dedication and sacrifice he made as our Finance Minister over the years. May God Bless and keep you all through this loss and may his memory burn forever in your hearts.
Peter (Lethbridge, Alberta)

2014-04-16
Thankyou to your father and husband for his dedication to this fine country! Strength to all of you during this difficult time. Sincere admiration for a fine man ; Canada has been blessed! God Bless you all!
Sonya Hoekstra

2014-04-16
Canada has lost a Wonderful Person, a Great Canadian Financial Visionary and Leader and a Politician you trusted who had a wonderful smile and engaging personality that came through our TV communications. He would seem to be speaking right to us! Thank you to Christine, his sons and all his Family for sharing Jim with us. Heaven's Gates have opened to Jim and are now enjoying his presence and humor. Lorraine & Bill Cowan, Melfort, SK
Lorraine & Bill Cowan, Melfort, SK

2014-04-16
My deepest condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family. It is rare for a politician to display his level of integrity and commitment to the public good. Mr. Flaherty has left a mark on Canada and the world that will be enshrined throughout history. R.I.P.
Kevin Pei.

2014-04-16
Thank you for a job well done and a life well spent.
Pat Murphy, Hanover, On

2014-04-16
We were privileged indeed to have Mr. Flaherty as our elected representative both provincially and federally. Thank you, for your hard work and dedication to Whitby for nineteen years and to our country as our Finance Minister. You will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to his family.
Margaret Zinn, Whitby, Ont.

2014-04-16
Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your husband and father. He was an amazing man and politician. He was very passionate about making life better for all Canadian citizens.
Diane and Dominique Perron

2014-04-16
We were privileged indeed to have Mr. Flaherty as our elected representative both provincially and federally. Thank you, for your hard work and dedication to Whitby for nineteen years and to our country as our Finance Minister. You will always be remembered. My deepest condolences to his family.
Margaret Zinn, Whitby, Ont.

2014-04-16
Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your hard work, for everything you did for us. We Canadians will miss you so very much. Thank YOU.
L.P. Cheung

2014-04-16
May you see God's light on the path ahead When the road you walk is dark May you always hear Even in your hour of sorrow The gentle singing of the lark When times are hard may hardness Never turn your heart to stone May you always remember When the shadows fall You do not walk alone.
Brent and Elaine

2014-04-16
John 14.1-6 Jesus said to his disciples: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?' Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' My heart felt condolences. Jim Flaherty was an outstanding man and it seems that he has left us too soon. God bless you and you family.
Dermot Begley

2014-04-16
Jim's wife Christine, and his sons Quinn, Galen and John accept our condolences on passed away Mr. Jim Flaherty. Thank you
Saber

2014-04-16
Although I did not know Jim Flaherty I knew that he was passionate and cared about his family and his country. I would expect that the sacrifices that he made of his family time were hard to accept. He went long before his time, but he left us in a country that will forever benefit for the mark he made upon it. We will all miss him, for we all lost a great Canadian.
Sandy Stenhouse, Hamilton, ON

2014-04-16
My deepest condolences to the Family of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on this unexpected great loss. I and my Family had the highest respect for his work and contribution to our Country Canada and the G7. One of Canada's greatest Finance Ministers, a true Canadian and from what we've learned since a true " Irish Imp"
John R. Wood

2014-04-16
My prayers and thoughts to the berieved family and may the Almighty Allah give his loving soul a resting place in heaven
Usman Karamat and Shairoon Karamat

2014-04-16
Thanks to the Flaherty family for allowing us to benefit from Mr Jim Flaherty's courage, wisdom, humor, integrity, perseverance etc,etc. He left a huge void and I was sad but happy for him to spend more time with his family in retirement from public service. His passing was such a shock but on the bright side, may he be allowed to continue his 'work' in heaven.
Knorr family, Ottawa,Ont.

2014-04-16
Irish and one who cared. Thanks. I don't agree with the prime minister, but Jim was good at his job.
Dave Gahagan

2014-04-16
Thank you for sharing your husband/father with all Canadians. He was a great person. I am saddened that he didn't get to enjoy his retirement with you.
Pam & Lloyd, Ottawa

2014-04-16
It was with great sadness I read about the passing of Mr. Flaherty, he was without a doubt the best finance minister Canada ever had. Thank you Mr. Flaherty. You were a hero in Canada history. We, all Canadian, will miss you very much. Rest In peace. 安息吧.
Lingling Ding (Vancouver)

2014-04-16
Ar dheis de go raibh a anam
R. Moore

2014-04-16
Féidir leat a fheiceáil solas Dé ar an gcosán romhainn Nuair a bhíonn an bóthar shiúlann tú dorcha. May you see God's light on the path ahead When the road you walk is dark.
Stephen Hicken

2014-04-16
Rest in peace, Mr.Flaherty. Thanks for your dedication and services to our country and community. Sorry for your gone and you will be greatly missed. 一路好走
Sonia Ng, Toronto

2014-04-16
I would like to express my utmost condolences to the Flaherty family during this tragic time. I'd like to thank Mr. Flaherty for leaving Canada stronger and a better place than what it was when he took charge as Finance Minister. His leadership through one of the worst financial crises in human memory will forever be remembered. Work aside however, I was particularly moved by his commentary in the following article http://www.thestar.com/business/personal_finance/2010/10/04/daw_4_tips_jim_flaherty_is_giving_his_three_sons. html , which showed me he is a great and loving father as well. Rest in peace.
Brenan

2014-04-16
Our sympathy to the Flaherty family.
Ruth and Selma Garten

2014-04-16
Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the family for their loss.
Azim & Munira Mangalji

2014-04-16
Our family wishes to express our condolences on the passing of Mr. Flaherty. Mr. Flaherty is a true Canadian and was committed to making the country a great country for all Canadians. To the Flaherty family, please accept our condolences. The Skira family.
Steve & Inna Skira

2014-04-16
My deepest and most sincere regrets go out to all the friends and family of the Hon. James M. Flaherty. His tireless work over his 20 years in politics has been, and continues to be, an inspiration to me. I had the pleasure of working for Minister Flaherty at Queens Park in his roll as the minister of vowels at Enterprise Opportunity and Innovation, during his 2003 re-election bid and each of his leadership runs. I will never forget my time on his team, the friends I made or the lessons I learned while I was there. We were all united under one great leader and we regret his passing, which came all too soon. My deepest sympathies to his wife Christine and their children John, Galen and Quinn.
Matthew Ellis

2014-04-16
My most sincere condolences to Jim's family and friends. Your loss is a great one. For the rest of us we were the biggest benefactors of his time and for this I am forever grateful. I never met Jim but interestingly felt like I knew him. I emailed his office several times with comments (to no others) because I truly felt he would listen. I'm glad I thanked him a few times for his fairness and thoughtfulness often ignoring political lines and posturing. May other public servants pause to think what Jim would have done when considering policies that will affect us all. Thanks so much Jim and your legacy is a big one that has included a nation. Jacqueline John SK
Jacqueline John

2014-04-16
Sincere condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty. He was one of the most dedicated and devoted hardworking politicians we Canadians have had. He will truly be missed by all. God Bless him for all he has done for Canada. He will certainly receive his reward in heaven. May God help his family during this most difficult time.
John and Sharon Panyan and family

2014-04-16
My condolences to the Flaherty family. To Jim, we Canadians feel most grateful for your achievements, honesty, credibilityrepresentativity and integrity in making this great country of ours a better place to live in. You have given us so much and we so little in return for all your involvements and sacrifices. Thank you for a job well done! So long Jim, we will miss you, rest in peace.
Gilles Brousseau

2014-04-16
All my sincere condoleances to Jim Flaherty's family. May he rest in peace and we shall never forget his legacy to Canada.
Richard REY-GRANGE

2014-04-16
Au-delà de toute politique et de partisannerie, ça demeure une personne et un père de famille. Sympathies à toute la famille G.Ringuette Québec, Canada
G.Ringuette

2014-04-16
Sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Our prayers are with you in this difficult time. Mr. Flaherty will be greatly missed by all of Canada. He was well respected and leaves behind a great legacy. Thank you for your service to our country and to your family in supporting you through it all. May your soul rest in eternal peace.
Hanif Family

2014-04-16
How lucky we are, as Canadians, to have had such a great man working for us in the House of Commons. He truly was one of the very best, and did his very best for us. I wish to express to his family, and friends, how thankful I am for the work he did for us. Rest in Peace, Mr. Flaherty. You are missed.
E. Earl

2014-04-16
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim had done an excellent job as the Minister of Finance. He will be respected and remembered.
CW and Janet

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flaherty family , may the Lord grant you peace as the Great Jim is carried with flights of angels to his eternal rest .Thank you Jim for all you did.
Audi Geadah Ogley

2014-04-16
Life work reflected in the many accolades for Mr. Flaherty. Such a life that was taken from family, friends and Canadians too quickly.
G Evans

2014-04-16
Thank you Jim, for giving your all for Canada and your community. Thank you Christine, John, Quinn and Galen for sharing your loving husband and father with us all for so many years. Canada, always a great country, is infinitely better, stronger and even more highly respected worldwide because of the sacrificial service of Jim Flaherty. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."
Grant and Sheila

2014-04-16
We want to express our deepest sympathies to Jim Flaherty's family - Christine, Quinn, Galen and John. You are in our prayers today and through the weeks ahead. Jim Flaherty was a great Canadian for whom we have much gratitude. We are a better nation for him. We will remember him for his extraordinary abilities and achievements as Finance Minister, for his playful Irish ways, and for being a great family man. May God be with you.
Bob and Marlene Cheatley

2014-04-16
My sincere condolences to Christine, John, Quinn and Galen.We were blessed that your husband and father was our Minister of Finance and helped save the economy of this country. He was also proud of his Irish heritage and displayed it by wearing green ties. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Lyse Labadie

2014-04-16
There was never a job too Big or Small that he did not get involved with. Go and God Bless you Jim.
Bette Brown former res. of Oshawa

2014-04-16
Our deepest and sincere condolences to the Flaherty family and especially to Christine Elliotte. We, at NiceOne Nails Whitby are all saddened by this event. Thank you Mr. Finance Minister! You did a great job for Canada.
Mike Nuygen

2014-04-16
I worked with Jim on a number of political campaigns, both provincial and federal. I also occasionally had the chance to spend some "down time" with him, at Christmas dinners or just out at a pub. What set Jim apart was that, whether in private or in public, he always just said what he thought and what he felt. There were no games with him. There were political costs to this from time to time, but he didn't care, as long as he could walk down the street with his head held high knowing he had been intellectually and emotionally honest. The phrase "compassionate conservative" has been somewhat tarnished in the U.S., but it is the best descriptor I can think of for Jim. He cared deeply about people. His roots and his personal experiences made him recognize the difficulties people faced and want to help. And he did help so many. His early death is tragic for us all, but my heart aches the most for his family, especially John, Galen and Quinn. For 20 years, they let us borrow their dad, and as Ontarians and Canadians, we got to enjoy the best that Jim had to offer. It was supposed to be their turn to have him back now, and they were robbed. I don't know what to say to the boys and to Christine, other than to say thank you for sharing him with us. He made Canada a better place for you and for us. You should be incredibly proud. I am.
Mike Richmond, Toronto

2014-04-16
It is with great sadness that we at Lockheed Martin learned of the passing of Mr. Flaherty. Public service is a calling that demands much of its servants but it is a path that Mr. Flaherty chose to the great benefit of Canada. Mr. Flaherty’s service to his country, his province and his constituents was remarkable not only for his achievements in trying times but also for the admiration and respect that he earned at home and abroad. On behalf of Lockheed Martin, I would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss and offer our greatest sympathies.
LGen (ret’d) Charles Bouchard

2014-04-16
Au nom du Congrès national des Canadiens chinois, je tiens à offrir mes condoléances les plus sincères à la famille, aux collègues de la Chambre des communes et aux amis de Jim Flaherty. La nouvelle du décès subit de l’ancien ministre des Finances, l’hon. Jim Flaherty, nous a plongés dans un état de choc et de tristesse. Jim Flaherty a été un ministre des Finances exceptionnel; il a accompli un travail formidable pour maintenir la situation financière du Canada dans un état stable, et ce, pendant une crise financière internationale sans précédent depuis 1929. Il était très apprécié de ses concitoyens, particulièrement dans sa circonscription, toujours souriant et calme pour faire face à toute situation sérieuse. Il n’y a pas de doute que ce grand politicien sera regretté.
Jack W. Lee, Montréal

2014-04-16
On behalf of the National Congress of Chinese Canadians, I wish to offer my deepest condolences to Hon. Jim Flaherty’s family, colleagues of the House of Commons, and friends. The news of the sudden death of the Hon. Jim Flaherty, former minister of Finance, has left us all in a state of shock and sadness. Jim Flaherty was an outstanding minister of Finance, making a tremendous job to keep Canada’s finance stable in an unprecedented international financial crisis since 1929. He was very well appreciated by his fellow citizens particularly in his riding, always smiling and calm to face any serious situation. No doubt this great politician will be missed.
Jack W. Lee, Montréal

2014-04-16
My heartfelt condolences to the Flaherty family. A true gentleman has been taken from us far too soon. I met Jim only once, years ago, when he was serving as Ontario Minister of Labour. We had a short chat that had nothing to do with politics and everything to do with family and raising our young children. I have always remembered Jim's sincerity during that conversation and feel fortunate to have met this kind man, who valued family first and foremost. God bless you Christine, John, Galen and Quinn. Rest in Peace Jim.
Warren Barnard

2014-04-16
My husband and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Mr Flanerty's untimely death. We didn't know him personally but respected him immensely! We are filled with such sorrow as if he were a personal friend. We can't stop thinking about the Flaherty family and how terribly sad and devastated they all must be. Without Mr Flaherty, this country of ours would not be as prosperous as it. He will never be forgotten!! You all are in our prayers. God bless you. Sharon and Axel Frandsen
Sharon and Axel Frandsen

2014-04-16
My Sincere Condolences To Christine and the Three sons I have a PICTURE of Jim and me taken at the Canda day in Whitby as I lost the one before with him .He Cautioned me Emmanuel do not LOSE THIS JOKINGLY and POSED FOR ANOTHER SHOT.I knew Jim for almost 15 Years.I will Miss Him." Well Done Jim" REST IN PEACE Emmanuel
Emmanuel Sathaseevan

2014-04-16
My thoughts and prayers are with the Flaherty Family at this sad time. May he rest in peace and may God comfort the family as time goes by. He was a great man and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Rest In Peace Jim.
Elizabeth Shields

2014-04-16
Our deepest, sincerest sympathy to all members of the Flaherty family. We all were so privileged to have Mr. Jim Flaherty as our Minister of Finance - a husband, father, brother, uncle, a family man, a role model for all. He was the best finance minister Canada has ever had. Thank you for the loyal service you provided to all of the citizens of Canada. THANK YOU!!! We will always have deep respect for you Mr. Flaherty. Rest in Peace and God Bless !
Vukasovic family, Toronto

2014-04-16
Although I cannot attend the funeral today, I want to share my deepest condolences with Mr. Flaherty's family, friends and colleagues. At this time of loss I hope you find some comfort in knowing how appreciated his dedication to public service and his contribution to Canada are.
Darren Schemmer

2014-04-16
Our deepest sympathies to the Flaherty and Elliott families in particular to his wife Christine and sons, Quinn, Galen and John. I can't imagine how heart broken and devasted you all are at the unexpected loss of your husband and father. I pray that God will comfort you, heal your broken hearts and bind up your wounds. I had the honour of meeting Jim Flaherty a couple of times. I served as an assistant to Niagara Falls MPP Bart Maves who served as Parliamentary Assistant to Mr. Flaherty when he was Minister of Labour in the Ontario government in the late 1990s. I can recall one occasion when I sat in on the morning meeting with the Minister's staff and Mr. Flaherty was there. I was a bit nervous, but Mr Flaherty was very down to earth and made me feel at ease. His contribution to public service will be truly missed. Thanks for sharing him with the province and the country.
Giancarlo Cristiano

2014-04-16
From our family to yours, you are in our thoughts and prayers. In my limited interactions with Jim at school openings and other school board celebrations, I was in awe of his dedication to our community in spite of his considerable responsibilities as an MPP and MP. There are no words to ease the pain but hopefully the tremendous outpouring of gratitude for Jim's legacy brings some comfort. Sincerely, Mitch and Jackie LePage
Mitch LePage

2014-04-16
Much saddened by passing of an admirable man. I am one of those who benefitted by his help.
Jan Vacek

2014-04-16
Mrs. Flaherty and Family. Our Deepest Condolences on the passing of Jim.He was a most sincere and respected Servant to us all.He had what it took and it took too much. Our Deepest Sympathy,
Alden Henderson

2014-04-16
truly a decent person, will be missed so much. RIP
Rita Kubat

2014-04-16
Christine, John, Galen and Quinn, Although I did not know Jim personally, I somehow felt I did. Words cannot express what a great person he was, and a great Canadian. He steered us through very rough economic times, and we survived. His work for the disabled was incredible. Jim was a dedicated family man, and a hard working politician. To me, he is an example of what most politicians should be. Bright, honest, and always concerned about the country, and his family. My thoughts and condolences are with you Christine, John, Galen, and Quinn. He was a real person, and a great Canadian, and will be missed.
Anne Maureen Brett

2014-04-16
So sorry for your loss please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of Jim, He was the kind of man who took the bull by the horns and usually won. We felt you could bump into Jim at a Bar and share a beer and not feel out of place. To us he was what you call a REAL GENTLEMAN, a very HONARABLE and HONEST person. We would have loved to meet him and shake his hand. WE and Canada lost a great man in loosing Jim.
Robert & Susan McDougall

2014-04-16
I am saddened whenever I read about Jim Flaherty or see his photograph in the media. What a tragic end to a wonderful person who was looking for prosperity for all Canadians with his thoughts and deeds as Finance Minister if Canada. My sympathy with his family and God bless his soul.
Nari Kumar

2014-04-16
Sincerest condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace
Juliet Dayes

2014-04-16
Our Condolences to Family and Friends. A good Man.
Ron and Hedi Sutherland

2014-04-16
To the family of the Honorable Jim Flaherty, My deepest condolences to his wife and sons. We as Canadian's truly lost a great man, who cared for Canada. I feel like I've lost a friend who I didn't even get a chance to know, although I did see him one day at First Canadian Place. When I heard the news I cried. God bless him and again we have lost a truly respected individual who if it wasn't for him, we'd be in a mess that he worked so hard to get us out of. I'm so sorry for his loss and again my deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Lee Anne Burry

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. He was a good man and will be missed.
Kelly & Peter Smirlies

2014-04-16
Rest Jim, in the knowledge of a nations humble thanks.
Deb Berry

2014-04-16
Thanks Jim for a job well done, RIP. May God bless and comfort your family in their time of great mourning.
Cheong's family

2014-04-16
J'offre mes condoléances à la famille de M. Flaherty et aussi à ses nombreux amis. Je profite aussi du moment pour remercier M. Flaherty pour son travail comme ministre des finances.
Nicolas

2014-04-16
My sincerest sympathy to the Flaherty family in this difficult time. He was a pride for all Canada.
Chad Regan

2014-04-16
My condolences for the sudden loss. Mr. Flaherty's contributions to our country are appreciated.
Lisa Di Valentino

2014-04-16
Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your tremendous dedication to the Canadians. Your principle and guidance made Canada the best country financially and kept all of us safe. Truly believe that due to all the measures you put I have a job and can look after my family. Thanks goes all to you. May God bless your soul and give strength to your family at this difficult time. RIP
Joyha B

2014-04-16
Rest in peace and God said well done good and faithful servant, welcome home
Isabella Cunningham

2014-04-16
Our most sincere condolences for such a great loss of a truly wonderful man.
Steve and joan Cosgrove, Brookline, Ontario

2014-04-16
Our condolences to Jim's family. Your pain and sorrow are shared by the whole country. May you find comfort in knowing so many care. We owe a huge debt to your husband and father for keeping our country financially healthy through the difficult years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don and Sharon Horne

2014-04-16
Our condolences to Jim's family, friends and colleagues. Jim was one in a million! Down to earth, transparent, honest and above board. His smile reached up to his eyes, he was friendly, caring and looked you in the eye when he greeted you. We were lucky he was there to care for our interests. Canada and the world are better for his guidance and leadership! He will be sorely missed by all! May you rest in peace Jim! Our prayers are with you!
Neil & Marilyn Rolland

2014-04-16
Our condolences to the family and all Canadians. We all lost a great Canadian. Thank you Jim and rest in peace.
Wieczorkowski family

2014-04-16
To Jim Flaherty's family, I am so sorry for your loss, for all of Canada's loss. with Mr Flaherty, it did not matter if he was a conservative, liberal, or ndp member, we had an ally in the government. For a family with disability that means everything. Thank you for your service.
Leonilde Mendes

2014-04-16
Always had time for Canada, but never for himself. Heartfelt condolences. The world has lost a visionary.
Peter Wansbrough

2014-04-16
Christine and your sons, My heartfelt condolences to you and your three sons. I met Jim a few times when I was helping out during various political campaigns and his kindness and deep love of people was amazing. I experienced some fun moments in discussions. Canada has lost a wonderful committed person. Canada has lost a passionate person. Persons with challenges have lost a tiredless campanion. My God give you all the strength to move forward and expand your lives. Jim will certainly have a wonderful view of you all from heaven. Take care and all the best in this difficult time.
Vicki Vancas

2014-04-16
Rest in peace Jim. You were a great man, one of a kind, the world is a sadder place since your passing.
Robert Best

2014-04-16
Jim is a great man in my eyes he took care of a country and a nation we are blessed to have him, he gave us so much hope and made this country stronger, but I am sadden that he passed so shortly after leaving public life to enjoy his private life with his family and friends cut short, rest assured my friend, you will see him again in heaven, God comfort the family and friends surround them with your love...amen
Richard Chau

2014-04-16
Jim Flaherty, all of Canada was so blessed to have had you as the Finance minister, especially through the tough years in 2008 and 2009. When other nations suffered financially our Canada stood tall and proud. May God grant you glory and peace in heaven
George & Mary Sammut

2014-04-16
To all Jim's Family and Friends: Thinking about you at this very sad time. Special prayers for your today. Thank You Jim for all you have done for Canada. You have made us very proud. Rest in Peace.
Ann Marie Long (Newfoundland)

2014-04-16
Our sincere condolences to the family. Canada lost a great man way too soon. Bless him for the great work he did and the many smiles he offered along the way. Prayers to his wife and sons and the days ahead.
Donna Milton and Brian Peterson

2014-04-16
Thank you Mr Flaherty for all your years of service and especially for keeping us above water during the recession of 2008 May your soul rest in peace..........
Jimmy Kalisa

2014-04-16
Mes sincères condoléances à la famille Jim Flaherty. Mr Flaherty était très respecté et aimé. Paix à son âme
Anacia Léné

2014-04-16
2014-4-16 Jim Flaherty as our Minister Of Finance who was a great man of Canada that we never forget!!!
Jenny , Vancouver BC

2014-04-16
Our sincerest condolences go to Jim Flaherty's family in this trying time, may he rest in peace. He will go down in history as Canada's best Finance Minister. With great sympathy.
Mike & Jennie Mould

2014-04-16
Our thoughts are with Jim's Family. We used to live in Ajax and were personally touched by Jim's love for the area. He will be remembered for all the great work he did in Durham Region before he accomplished balancing Canada's Budget. He will be missed!!
Michael & Colleen Boudreau

2014-04-16
My sincerest sympathy on your loss. Mr Flaherty was the best Finance Minister this country ever had.. He will be greatly missed..
Heather Gilker

2014-04-16
My deepest condolences to the Flaherty Family. Although I may not know Mr. Jim Flaherty, I sincerely felt the grief upon knowing of his passing away.My regret is I am not even able to thank him for the exceptional dedication and hard work he gave to the Canadians as our Finance Minister specially during those critical moments of a global recession.How can we thank enough someone who made sure that our financial situation will still be strong as a country, much to the admiration of the international community.My thoughts and prayers are for you Mrs. Flaherty and Children during this difficult time of your loss.May God's comfort be with you.
Maria Biason

2014-04-16
Had the pleasure of meeting Minister Flaherty a few times while I worked at Queen's Park for a colleague of his. What a decent, kind man. Ms. Elliot and family, I am truly very sorry for your loss-but I want to thank you for sharing this remarkable man with Ontario and with Canada. I hope the outpouring of emotion from Canadians provides you with some comfort in the coming days and weeks. May God bless you and your family. God Bless you Mr. Flaherty, rest in peace.
Craig and LeaAnn Fraser, Orillia ON

2014-04-16
My wife Dana and I wish to express our condolences to the Flaherty Family. You should be so proud of such a good man. May you RI Jim.
Jim Instance

2014-04-16
I am extremely grateful as a Canadian to have had the commitment and honor of a person sacrificing his personal contributions for the benefit of all Canadians past, present and examples for the future. An individual whom I hope someone will write a story of his personality in how his contribution was expressed and administered in the duties he fulfilled in the many roles he played for his clan, community and country. Thank you Jim and God Bless
Stephen Kitching

2014-04-16
dear Mr Flagherty, i am so sorry we lost you but i am so happy we had you for the tine we did. You accomplished amazing things for Canada and its people and i enjoyed watching your speeches on tv. condolences to your family and god speed. i know you will be looking over us.
vanessa crittenden

2014-04-16
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Flaherty family. We feel for your loss and Canada’s loss. Jim was a great man, a man who cared about people and Canada, a man who was focused and got the job done. Jim will be missed but more importantly, he will always be remembered for all of his contributions…..A job done exceedingly well, Mr. Jim Flaherty. We pray, Peace Be with You, Jim. For Christine, John, Galen and Quinn, know that you are very fortunate to have had him as a husband and father. He truly deserve of all the well wishes and the “good” words. May the Holy Spirit provide peace in your hearts……from my family, Chad Faulkner and Joshua Stoll.
Denise Foreman-Faulkner

2014-04-16
We have lost a great 'father'. Jim Flaherty took very good care of us!, for many years! People loved him, they don't just respect him. He watched out for the little guy and watched for us all. He was also totally pro-life, knowing and believing that life was sacred. All politicians should take a good lesson from Jim. He was able to be kind, brilliant and totally moral in public life, as a politician. May more be like him, like you, Jim! We have loved you in life, we will love you in death!.. prayers for you and your dear family!
paul wood, toronto

2014-04-16
The Executive of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), on behalf of the Association's members, would like to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of the Honourable Jim Flaherty at this time of terrible loss. Mr. Flaherty was a dedicated and proud Canadian. Our interactions with him, during his time as federal Minister of Finance, showed that he was a strong advocate for science during difficult times, taking time to meet with representatives of the physics and scientific community. He will be sorely missed.
Prof. Ken Ragan, President, CAP

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was a man of honesty, integrity, and absolute devotion to Canada and it's people. He is one great example of how a politician should be. His death is a tragic loss to his family and the country. May he rest in peace
Ron Chafe

2014-04-15
I can't imagine the pain his widow is feeling after not even being able to say goodbye to Jim. His death was sudden and shocking and captured the attention of the nation and all within it. Christine may have not been able to say goodbye to Jim before he died, but at the least she can say goodbye now along with the entire nation. In his last Twitter post, Jim said it was an honour to serve Canada and thanked all Canadians for that opportunity. The thanks is all yours, Jim. You couldn't have done a better job and I sincerely hope that more honest people like you put their hats in the ring in what is the game of politics.
Jonathan Jason Villeneuve-Delinelle (Ottawa, Ontario) [PART 2]

2014-04-15
(I wanted to post this at the makeshift memorial for Jim, but I was unable to print it) As Canada's Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty was responsible for the micromanagement of the Canadian economy. Through his leadership, good decision making, and strong sense of values, the Canadian economy recovered from the global economic crisis of 2008. Not only did we in Canada recover financially, but we were one of the fastest to do so. This is an impressive feat for anyone, but Jim's modesty would most likely have prevented him from ever saying so. Jim did many other things for Canada's economy such as lay out several innovative new savings plans (The Canada Tax-Free Savings Plan and the Canada Disability Savings Plan, to name two). He also deflated inflation and brought the often sad looney to a superior and proud place of which it does not often get to grace. He cared about his job, his country, and the people he served. He acted with a likeability and honesty that you just don't see in politics nowadays with the focus being partisan bickering and positioning rather than the issues at hand and the people who the issues matter to – the constituents. Jim was different. He broke barriers with his likeability and modesty, and at his core was a servant to the people. For his loyalty to the country and the office in which he held, I felt obligated as a caring Canadian to write this brisk but heartfelt letter expressing my sentiments regarding the late Minister.
Jonathan Jason Villeneuve-Delinelle (Ottawa, Ontario) [PART 1]

2014-04-15
My condolences to the family, he will be missed. While he did his job Jim Flaherty never forgot his family. He was the riches person cause he had a family that loved and cared for him through everything. God has a special person in his place now. AN ANGEL....
Richard

2014-04-15
My sympathy to the Flaherty family.
Suzanne Clugston

2014-04-15
By his public service Jim enriched our lives and put a human face on the political process. To his wife Christine ,their sons , families sincere condolences.
Marjorie Sorrell, Oshawa.

2014-04-15
What a tremendous honour to have Jim Flaherty as a politician in Canada. His integrity, brilliannce and dedication make an exceptional role model for our countries youth. He has made us all so very proud to be Canadians!
Kelly Rogers and Sydney

2014-04-15
Our sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Flaherty. Keep your memories and thoughts positive and happy. Jim truly cared, and our country benefited from his many years of hard work, accomplishments, and dedication to make it a better place for all Canadians to live. He will be greatly missed. A huge loss for our country. Sincerely, Lorna and Catherine Bell
Lorna Bell

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family, our most sincere condolences. He was a great Canadian and Individual. He will be missed and has left his Country in better shape for all Canadians to live in by his dedication and hard work.
Bryan & Terri Okurley-Wpg.

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr Flaherty for your dedication to the good of Canadians. Your devotion to your job and to your family and people who need a helping hand are a measure of the kind of man you were. Sincerest condolences to Mr. Flaherty's wife and three sons, you must be so proud of him and his legacy, which is intact. God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Mary & Donald Auld

2014-04-15
God Bless him and his family, RIP.
Leah Donnelly

2014-04-15
Gone to soon, but will never be forgotten, lord please give Jims family, the strength they need to get through this devastating loss. May your grace be with them all. Irish eyes Jim...Rest in Peace! The Rego Family
Patrcia

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Flaherty and Elliott families. Jim Flaherty was a devoted family man, a dedicated public servant, and the greatest Minister of Finance in Canada’s history. He will be greatly missed.
Robert S. Piccolo - Toronto, ON

2014-04-15
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Jim Flaherty. He did so much for Canada and will be greatly missed. Please accept our condolences. May God's peace be with you.
Laurie Sherman

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Jim Flaherty. I would like to especially express my gratitude for Minister Flaherty's many contributions to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities. Please be assured of my prayers at this time.
John Rietschlin

2014-04-15
you have done a great service for our county. May you rest in peace. Thank you.
Saba Mehretu

2014-04-15
I would like to express my deepest condolences to Jim Flaherty's wife Christine Elliott and their three sons John, Quinn, and Gaelen. Canada was very lucky to have Jim Flaherty to help guide us through tough economic times. He will always be remembered. I am thankful for the 20 years of service Jim Flaherty gave to Ontario and to Canada.
Alanna Newman

2014-04-15
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. A loss indeed. Mr. Flaherty's dedication to public service and the community that he was part of will be gratefully remembered.
William and Lorraine Douglas

2014-04-15
I was deeply saddened by the news of Jim Flaherty passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Mehret Mehretu

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences go out to the Flaherty family at this time of loss. Jim Flaherty was a great Canadian who led us through a dark financial time where at the end we came out on top. May he always be remembered as man of integrity. God bless the entire Flaherty family.
Andrew Bradley - Quispamsis New Brunswick

2014-04-15
Rest in peace Mr.Flaherty
g.boucher

2014-04-15
I'm thinking of Christine Elliott who has lost her husband, friend, father of their 3 sons, and of her sons and send my sincerest sympathies and condolences to her and her family. I have much respect for both Mr. Flaherty, God rest his soul, and Christine Elliott for their warmth, good character and honour they do/did in both of their political life. So sorry for your loss.
J. McGeachie

2014-04-15
Dear Mrs. Flaherty.Our deepest Sympathy to you and your family. My Wife and I were deeply saddened when we heard of your Husbands passing. He was truly a Man for the little People and all Canadians, we will always cherish his memory. A terrible loss to you dear Mrs. Flaherty and your Family. A great loss to our Country. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Rolf & Sophie Reschke and Family
Rolf W. Reschke Kitimat B.C.

2014-04-15
Sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family and friends in your loss. All Canadians have benefited from Mr. Flaherty's years of devoted public service and it is beyond sad that his retirement was so tragically short. May your memories comfort you.
M Rice

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr Flaherty. Thank you for your contribution and dedication to the country.
S. Tomasi

2014-04-15
A giant of a man in all the ways that count - he served us with grace, compassion, humility and skill. Thank you to his family for sharing him with all of us...wish that the time you had him back had been much longer. A decent man gone too soon. Rest peacefully.
Mickey Patryluk

2014-04-15
It was a shock that was beyond comprehensibility hearing the news of Jim Flaherty's tragic passing. He served the country well and proudly. We are all so diminished by his untimely departure. My deepest condolences go out to his family and everyone who had the privilege to be touched by his presence. Perry Leapard
Perry Leapard

2014-04-15
All Canadian will miss you. Thank you for everything you contributed to the whole of Canada.
Edmund

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Flaherty's family, friends and colleagues. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great Canadian and will be missed.
Jean Aitkins

2014-04-15
I feel a personal loss at the sudden passing of Mr. Flaherty, who was not only a great world leader during a time of significant financial turmoil, but also one of the most endearing and eminent of Canadian statesmen ever. Indeed, Canada was greatly privileged to have this most decent, hard-working and selfless servant working in our public interest. His loss is immense. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Linda Jarrett, Okotoks AB

2014-04-15
Jim's intelligence, knowledge of world economy, his communication skills, his personality lead him to be recognized as a world leader as a finance minister. He made everybody proud to be a Canadian. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and close friends.
Mary and Bruce Edwards

2014-04-15
I was shocked and stunned to hear of Jim Flaherty's passing so soon after his retirement. He was one of the great men of our time who stood behind his convictions and practiced what he believed in. A man of steel with a "twinkle in his eye" and a great heart and soul. I thank him for being at the helm when Canada needed him most. He deserves a State Funeral. My deepest sympathy to his family for their great loss. Avril Morton
Avril Morton

2014-04-15
We are truly privilaged as Canadians to live in a country where Jim has had so much influence. We are shocked by his passing and are sorry for the loss of such a great Canadian.
Shad and Radhini Seresinhe (Durham)

2014-04-15
So sad to hear the passing of Jim. He will be remembered as a person who left his mark and made a difference in people's lives. Christine may your love and memories with Jim help you and your son's through your journey through grief. Our thoughts and Prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. The Archer Family
Dianne Archer

2014-04-15
To Christine, your children and family: Had the pleasure of working for your husband / dad during a time of crisis, when - true to his character - he stepped in to lead. The then-Ontario Solicitor General and Minister of Correctional Services stepped aside after allegations a young offender had been inadvertently identified in a Throne Speech. Minister Flaherty, while also handling the Labour portfolio, stood in and I became, de-facto, his Executive Assistant / Chief of Staff. He was immediately inspiring, mastering the daily briefings and nuances of the various departments. He treated me and our team with great respect. He was a stalwart in Question Period and with the media, absolutely unflappable. As an often tired young father of 3 young daughters, he became to me a source of great wisdom, warmly sharing tips from his own family experience - much of which I still try take to heart to this day. He and I also shared a love of boating, something we spoke of often, in between the tension-filled issues we were obligated to address. He and I worked hard to make Community Safety Zones a reality, to protect pedestrians near schools, seniors homes and high-accident areas. Later, when at the Federal level, he supported great initiatives for the public good, including helping bring to life the Heart & Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery (to help people walk and talk again after stroke), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canadian Clinical Trials Network (to help test the development of new technologies like the artificial pancreas - to change the lives of people with diabetes) and a program to place life-saving heart-defibrillators in hockey arenas and other public place across Canada. Much has already been written about the critical role he obviously played on the international stage, leading Canada by-example, during the global economic crisis. The bottom-line I wanted to convey is that well before all of that, he demonstrated greatness in the small and big things. He was such a good man, principled and humble, despite whatever office he was appointed to. He was kind, approachable, clever and hard-working and his example was a very good one, inspiring many of us - then young political aides - to devote our lives, as he did, to public service. Sincere thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. Sincerely, Justin A. Brown
Justin A. Brown

2014-04-15
Thank-you Minister Flaherty for guiding our nation through the worst economic crisis since the 1930s. Because of both Liberal and Conservative succeeding governments legislation was in place to protect our economy and maintain stability in rough waters. But it also took a steady hand on the till, an individual open to ideas from all sides, a calm helmsman in the storm; and that was you. You have our respect and appreciation, as well as from Finance Ministers around the world. History will record your deeds and acknowledge your accomplishments. To your wife and sons, please know that this time is but a glimpse and the best, with all of you together again, is yet to come. God bless, and thank-you.
Terry Noble

2014-04-15
I wish to express my sincere and special sympathy to Mrs. Flaherty and her three sons. I did not know the minister personally but he is a politician for whom I had a high regard and respect. He carried himself with so much professionalism, but conveyed a simple man with such integrity, a good man who cared about people. I am a Jamaican Canadian citizen who feels Canada has a lost a true gentleman." May he rest in peace with eternal light shining on him". He will be an angel looking down on his family and Canada with Blessings.
Carletta Davis Etobicoke ON

2014-04-15
My sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to the Flaherty family. Mr. Flaherty's many years of public service and support of important causes will not be forgotten.
Lindsay (Oakville, ON)

2014-04-15
Our thoughts and prayers for the Flaherty family. Thanks a lot for all his good works for Ontario and Canada.
Edison & Ella Li

2014-04-15
My sincerest condolences to the Flaherty's family and friends. I extend my deepest sympathy to all those affected by his death. His service was benefited from many including, my family.
Raveen T.

2014-04-15
In memory of Jim - the many times we shared are fond memories. Christine and your family are in my prayers.
Douglas Earle

2014-04-15
I have lived in Ajax or Whitby since 1974. I have always voted for Jim and Christine in both levels of government because I believed they were the best people for the job. The honourable Jim Flaherty has made a huge impact on Canada and I was so proud that he was from the town I lived in and that he represented us so well. I was so shocked and saddened by the news last week and I offer my sincere condolences to Christine and the boys during this time. Your family has made us all proud...we rejoice in your successes and mourn with you in difficult times.
Cliff T

2014-04-15
To the whole Flaherty family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved brother. He will always be remembered by many people including us. My condolences. Sincerely, Gloria Vadil and Family
Gloria Vadil

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family - Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband and father. The world has lost a very special person! With him, Canadian citizens always came first. I am so grateful for his service to each of us. Jim Flaherty was one of Canada's finest! Sincerely, Norma Clare London Ontario
Norma Clare

2014-04-15
On behalf of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore CPC Association I want to express most sincere, deepest regrets on the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty. Jim positively impacted the lives of all Canadians so effectively that he will go down in history as one of Canada's greatest parliamentarians. L. Kent
Larry Kent

2014-04-15
Thank you, Mr. Flaherty, for your dedicated service and leadership to your community, province and country. May your shining example continue to inspire your colleagues in government, and those who choose to follow the path you have blazed in public service. You have touched so many with your intelligence, integrity, grace, warmth, humour and humility. Your policy initiatives have resulted in greater financial security for so many of us. My deepest condolences to those whom you loved most dearly, as they continue their journey with you in their hearts. Gone too soon, but having left your indelible mark on all our futures.
Val (formerly of Whitby

2014-04-15
Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us. We have been greatly blessed as a country by his service. He was a mighty warrior who has raised the standard and left a wonderful example to follow. We pray that God will comfort you and surround you with His love.
Herman and Willy Michel

2014-04-15
Our sincerest sympathy to all members of the Flaherty family. Canadians were very lucky to have him serve Canada as our Minister of Finance. Jim, you were Taken away too early! Thank you for everything! Flaherty Family thank you for sharing him with Canada!
Sonia L.

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Flaherty-Elliott families. Our great country is a better place today thanks to Jim's untiring service to it. He deserved every accolade he received but the greatest memory and legacy that one can leave is to be remembered as a good person and that, above all else, is how Jim should and will be remembered. Tom & Anita Cutler Whitby, ON
Tom & Anita Cutler,

2014-04-15
A true Statesman who represented Canada. May his memories bring you comfort and peace.
Leo Kelly/Carmen Garcia

2014-04-15
I have been so proud to live and teach in the city of Whitby, the home of Jim Flaherty. We owe so much as a country and city to his guidance. We as a nation have lost a giant. He worked tireless for the benefit of all Canadians. He is not replacable as a politician, husband and father. Jim Flaherty has left a legacy of devotion to public office, but never forgot his home and riding. There was no neglect of his constituency, even when he was handed the toughest portfolio as Finance Minister, steering Canada through the worst economic crisis since the Depression. His legacy is felt and will go on in Whitby-Oshawa and in Canada. My deepest sympathy to his family, Christine and her three sons. May God comfort you all at this time.
J. Samson, Whitby, Ontario

2014-04-15
Rest in peace
Mrs.U.Mathews

2014-04-15
Life can be brief, very brief, or it may extend for quite a long time. However, whatever our duration here on this earth, our time eventually ends. That's the way it is for all mankind as the Scriptural quote below taken from the Book of Job reveals. Rest in Peace, Sir Job 12:10 "...In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind."
Whitland, Joyce Coward

2014-04-15
Our sympathies to the Flaherty family. Jim was a great man.
Dale and Jeanne Peter

2014-04-15
My condolences to the Flaherty family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Honesty, integrity, and likeability were just a few of Jim's many qualities. This is a great loss for all Canadians. He served his country admirably and guided Canada through times of great difficulty. Goodbye Jim. You will be missed!
Allan Kerr, Repentigny, QC

2014-04-15
Thank you very much Mr. Flaherty for giving so much to our country! I feel sorry that you could not enjoy your more than deserved retirement with your loved ones. My gratitude for all the sacrifices you and your family had gone through so that we could have a better Canada. My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this very difficult time.
Irene Matsui, New Brunswick

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. A great Canadian!We always had confidence with Mr Flaherty at the helm.
Maureen and Edward Hudson

2014-04-15
On behalf of the Bell Canada, Bell Technical Solutions, Expertech Network Installation, Transervice, Nexacor, Members of UNIFOR Local 28 Oshawa, we extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Christine, Quinn, Galen, John. Bruce MacKimmie - President UNIFOR Local 28 I am also originally from Western Lachine and had the pleasure of making Mr.Flaherty's acquaintance initially when I installed a Norstar phone system in his Whitby Law Office and later while performing telephony work at his Whitby Constituency Offices (Provincial & Federal).
Bruce MacKimmie

2014-04-15
It is with much sadness and regret that I am writing to express my most sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss your husband and father, the Honourable Jim Flaherty, a man for whom I have much admiration and respect for. During his tenure in both provincial and federal politics, Mr. Flaherty always dealt with his critics by addressing the policies in question, while effortlessly staying away from personal attacks, an approach seldom used by present-day legislators in either House. In the past year or so, he'd publicly battled with a skin condition which took a visible toll on his body, yet he remained a personal inspiration for me as I live with an oftentimes debilitating condition of a different nature. As an Ontarian with disabilities, I am much appreciative of the outstanding work your family has done to support individuals with physical and developmental disabilities, a cause which I am equally passionate about. In closing, I wish to personally thank you for sharing him through all these years of public service to both his province and his country. There is no doubt, he left this world much too soon.
Dean J. Mac Donald

2014-04-15
Canada has lost an incredible person in Mr. Flarherty. He was a brilliant Finance Minister and we all owe him an enormous debt of gratitude. My heartfelt condolences to his family and his extended political family. May he rest in Peace as he so deserves. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your untiring service to our great Country.
Carol Tencza

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. Jim will truly be missed.
Greg Saunders, Whitby

2014-04-15
The Brown family would like to express our condolences to the Flaherty family. We admired your husband and father for his hard work and steady hands through the economic crisis. Our Prayers are with you all during this difficult and challenging time.
Joan Brown

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Family of the late Jim Flaherty. He will be missed not only by people who knew him but also by people like me, a Canadian, by choice. I admired his intelligence, compassion, wit, and steadfastness either in domestic or international politics. Goodbye Mr. Flaherty, you made me a proud Canadian.
E. Gutierrez

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. He was the best Minister of Finance Canada has ever had. He will be dearly missed.
Grewal family

2014-04-15
Requiescat in pace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Flaherty, as one of our brave leaders, will be missed by all of us Canadians. Erin go bragh!
Theresa Rugman

2014-04-15
My sincerest condolences to Jim Flaherty's family. May you keep his memory alive forever. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning's hush I am the soft uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there. I did not die.
Andrew Ffrench

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences are sent to the Flaherty Family. I am privileged to have met the Honourable Jim Flaherty and I am proud of the work he did for our country. Thank you for your legacy and may you always be remembered.
Alysia MacGrotty

2014-04-15
Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Mr. Flaherty's family. We are indeed fortunate to have had such a wonderful man serve our country, making us strong when the rest of the world was in crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the future. Robert and Sandra Barbour Saskatchewan
Sandra Barbour

2014-04-15
Our condolences to Jim's family. I served four years in the Ontario Legislature with Jim and was a fellow Crime Commissioner. He was great. A smart dedicated guy who was a joy to work with. We travelled the province together...two Irish boys. I don't remember if I told him that my dad came from Ireland and adopted the name Brown forgetting the name Gallagher, his real name. I ran the M.P.P. hockey team and we played regularly at Maple Leaf Gardens. We were called the Legiskaters. His reputation as a hockey player attracted our interest as he could be our ringer having got an U.S. college scholarship. We thought it was funny when we put him on left wing but he laughed and even backchecked. He is a great guy. I will not think of him as gone. Irish guys are emotional...I did cry. We will miss you.
Jim Brown

2014-04-15
As a Canadian, I somehow felt a sense of safety & security with Mr. Flaherty at the helm of our great country's books. That extended beyond his ability with his portfolio - he absolutely defined what a great politician was and should be. We would, as a country, be wise to initiate a 'Flaherty 101' for all incoming politicians. Peace and wellness to the Flaherty family.
Pat Donaldson (Mississauga)

2014-04-15
We extend our sympathy to the Flaherty family. He was a very special man with Irish roots.
Pat & Madge O'Neill

2014-04-15
Sympathies to Mr. Flaherty's family. We thank you for your most wonderful service to our great country, kind sir. Thank you for successfully taking us through a difficult time in history. We are grateful for your knowledge and your patience, and for your genuine caring and concern for Canada and all Canadians. You were a genuine soul and Canada and it's people are better for having had you in our services. Thank you and may peace be yours. For your family: may the help of family, close friends and fond memories ease the burden of sorrow a little each day.
Julie L. Thursby

2014-04-15
Our hearts were saddened by the news that Jim Flaherty had passed. He was truly a great man. Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family.
Shirley and John Weltz

2014-04-15
A few years ago, my husband and I attended the opening of the Irish Famine Monument held near the south end of Bathurst Street, Toronto. Mr. Flaherty represented Canada, with the Irish Prime Minister Mary McAleese. Jim was at his very best Irish wit that day! A lovely, lovely memory! Our condolences! - Bob and Joyce Given
Bob and Joyce Given

2014-04-15
We are forever in you debt for the tremendous example you have set for Canadians. Thanks for everything Jim. Rest in Peace
Ralph Bond

2014-04-15
RIP Jim Flaherty. God bless you and your family. You have worked so hard for Canada, and we thank you for your great work. You are now in a better place.
Miriam & Tom Wagner

2014-04-15
Dear Flaherty Family. We send our deepest condolences in the passing of Mr. Flaherty. I was fortunate to be sitting beside Jim on a flight one day, he took a keen interest in our conversation about my company and how it is a Cinderella story. I was touched on how personable he was. At the end of the flight he handed me his business card and asked me to keep in touch. In the short time that I had to be with him he really touched me. He was a caring man and very thoughtful. I am thankful for the 1 hour I had to spend with him. If he can make such an impression on me in just 1 hour his 64 years must have made such a difference in a lot of peoples lives. May he rest in peace, he will be missed by all Canadians. Thanks Jim.
Phyl Durdey

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Jim Flaherty. He was a wonderful Finance Minister and is sorely missed. Rest in peace. God bless you.
Chris and Cheryl

2014-04-15
Profoundly saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Flaherty. He served Canada and it's people above and beyond. Thank you Mr. Flaherty. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and thank you for sharing such a brilliant Irish star with us. The sacrifice you have made, to share him with this country, is truly appreciated. He will never be forgotten.
Cathy U and family

2014-04-15
I had the honour of meeting Mr. Flaherty several years back while he and his family were members at our ski club. Mr Flaherty was a kind, funny and sensible man who will be missed dearly by this great country.
Carly ferris

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Mr. Flaherty. We were saddened to hear the news of his passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Linke Family, Whitby
Sharon Linke

2014-04-15
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. Canada lost a great politician and a great man. He will be missed by millions of Canadians. We thank you for your years of devotion.
Murray family

2014-04-15
Very sorry that Jim has passed much too soon and condolences to his family. I greatly respected him and his work as finance minister.
David Colley

2014-04-15
To the family of Jim Flaherty, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your dear husband and father. Mr. Flaherty seemed like such an intelligent and nice man. My husband and I have been truly jolted by his death. We thank him so much for all he has done for Canada and Canadians. He will always be remembered in this country and probably many others. May he rest in peace.
Leslie Heatherley

2014-04-15
My condolences to the Flaherty Family. The only reason we voted for PC was because of him as he was such a great finance minister. It is quite loss for everyone. He was there for Canada when Canada needed him the most during recession. May he rest in peace.
Imtiaz Malik & Family

2014-04-15
Although I never met the man, Jim Flaherty sounds like the kind of Canadian everyone should aspire to. His financial prowess was remarkable and his personality balanced a great man.
Joan Bedford

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathies go out to the Flaherty family and friends. Canadians have lost a great politician, a devoted husband, caring father and a good friend. Rest in peace, Jim. Eugenia & Tadeusz Rzewucki - DDO, QC
Eugenia & Tadeusz Rzewucki

2014-04-15
As a proud Canadian who has been supportive of Mr Flahertys service to the country, I wish to extend my sincere condolences to his family. He served with pride, and with no prejudice against anyone. We are much poorer with the loss of this man of sincere integrity.
Ronald Glauser. Richmond, BC

2014-04-15
Mrs Flaherty & Sons John, Galen and Quinn,Your husband/father Jim Flaherty showed all Canadians from coast to coast to coast that he was a " Person for the people". He was the best Finance Minister that Canada has ever had. We thank you Jim for your service to Canada. Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolence. RIP Jim. Ken & Donna Stuart Kingston Nova Scotia
Kenneth & Donna Stuart

2014-04-15
The Best finance minister this province and great country of ours has ever seen. My condolences to the family.
Colin Mummery, Whitby

2014-04-15
A very great Canadian - Mr. Flaherty, we thank you for your dedication to Canada and the people. Your legacy will live on in this great country. Our heart-felt condolences to the Flaherty family; what a sad loss for everyone of an incredibly bright and sincere man.
Mary-Jane & Bill Dube

2014-04-15
Our sympathies and condolences to the Flaherty family. Rest in peace Mr. Flaherty.
Scott and Louise McEwen

2014-04-15
Our most heartfelt condolences to the Flaherty family and sincere gratitude for sharing him with all Canadians. We were so very fortunate to have had Jim Flaherty as our Finance Minister throughout such a crucial time in our history. It is very sad that he never enjoyed his retirement the way he so deserved. He will be greatly missed and always remembered as one of our most valued Canadians. May he rest in peace and be blessed with eternal happiness.
Christine and Andrew Kusmirek, Sicamous BC

2014-04-15
Remembering a great Canadian and Finance Minister - a man for our time. Praying for the family.
John and Marian Nicholls

2014-04-15
It was a sad day for all Canadians when we heard the news of our previous Minister of Finance's death. He had an extremely difficult job and he did it exceptionally well. It is sad that we don't express our thankfulness to people when they are alive - it is like a friend said "if you can't give me flowers when I am alive, please don't send them to my funeral". Thank you to Mr. Flaherty's family for their sacrifices during the time he served our Country. His smiling face and Irish wit will be missed. God Bless.
Ernie and Jean Batiuk

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. We thank your family for your service to the Whitby community, and to the entire country of Canada. The Joseph Family
S. Joseph

2014-04-15
Thank you for being such a supportive, loving family to Jim Flaherty in his incredible service to our country, even in the face of serious illness. May you now be sustained by the love of family ,friends and faith in the days and weeks to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Barb and Brian Clifford,Sherwood Park,AB

2014-04-15
Sincere sympathy to the family on the sudden passing of their loved one. May he rest in peace.
Brenda Trickett, Newfoundland & Labrador

2014-04-15
To the family of Jim Flaherty our sincere sympathy and prayers go out to you. Although we have not met him personally, he surely had an immense impact on our family life as well as all Canadians. We as well as all members of Canada will definitely miss him and his open and friendly persona. Job well done!
Carole & Art Smithard

2014-04-15
I offer my condolences to the Flaherty family on the passing of their loved one. I also felt that Jim Flaherty was one of the best Finance Ministers Canada has ever had. I can still see him buying new shoes for an upcoming budget. Rest in peace, Mr. Flaherty, from a Canadian born in Ireland. You were a great man who was proud of his heritage and proud of Canada. The work you have done for the disabled will never be forgotten. Gone far too soon!
Patricia Fitzgerald

2014-04-15
Our most sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim did an amazing job as Minister of Finance. His service and contribution for Canada and all Canadians will forever be remembered. Jim had a wonderful sense of humour and a beautiful soul. He will be sadly missed. "His Irish eyes are smiling" in Paradise. Rest in Peace, Jim.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pellerin

2014-04-15
Mes sincères condoléances à Mme Flaherty et ses trois fils. Merci pour votre engagement pour le Canada. Votre décès subit ma beaucoup touché. Monique Martel Trois - Rivières Quebec
Monique Martel

2014-04-15
My condolences to the Flaherty family. A great man has gone far to soon.
C. Walter

2014-04-15
Our country will not be the same without Mr. Jim Flaherty !! Mr. Flaherty gave me hope once again when he came to Ottawa he gave me the reason to vote once again God Bless his family. So very sorry for yours & our Great loss.
Mack & Jo-Anne Conway

2014-04-15
When I heard the news of Jim Flaherty's death, I was absolutely bereft, so much so that I was shocked to feel that way about any politician. I had always greatly admired him--for me he was the captain of Canada's ship of state. My condolences to my fellow Canadians, of all political stripes. We have lost a great statesman. To his wife and sons, your public statement was a wonderful tribute to your husband and father. In referring to Canadians "from coast to coast to coast", I'm sure you were repeating a phrase that Jim Flaherty used often. It would be so like him to remember our third coast, and the importance of those northern waters.
Elizabeth Flemming

2014-04-15
Our sincere condolences to the Flaherty family! Jim was the kind of man who truly made a difference to our lives and that of all Canadians. He was real gem among politicians where he did what he said he would and lived the values Canadians are all about. I am sure Jim's family will face the difficult days ahead knowing God is surrounding you all with his love and comfort. May the memories you have of times shared together comfort you always.
John Law

2014-04-15
Deepest sympathies to Mr. Flaherty's family. Canada has lost not only a respected politician, but truly a great Canadian. Thank you for your devotion and honourable service to this country, for your kindness, and for being a great role model for all. Your hard work did not go unnoticed by ordinary citizens, and we are grateful for that. May you rest in peace.
Heidi Au

2014-04-15
R.I.P. Mr Jim Flaherty. Thank you for all your efforts to keep Canada in good shape.
Harony Hui

2014-04-15
Jim was an exemplary public servant in the best sense of the word. Despite his many accomplishments in Canada and around the world, and the great regard in which he was held, he always remained down to earth with everyone he encountered. He was a great friend of small business in Canada and contributed immensely to our economy, our political discourse and our society. I feel privileged to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with Christine and his family.
Catherine Swift

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim for the fantastic dedication you gave in ministering our tax dollars We will surely miss the sincerity of your smile. Please accept warmest condolences to your family and friends. RIP LOL Al and Johanna
AL

2014-04-15
My condolences to the Flaherty family.
Dian Costello

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty will be remembered as a great man and will be missed.
Tyler Stadler

2014-04-15
My sincerest sympathies to Christine her boys and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ari Laskin

2014-04-15
Thank you to Mr. Flaherty for his service as an outstanding Canadian Finance Minister. He deserves much respect for his support of those with special needs in this great nation we call home. My thoughts & prayers are with his wife & children as they begin this new chapter in their lives. May the God of all comfort be very real to you at this time.
J. Kelly

2014-04-15
The Members and friends of London North Centre Conservative Riding Association share in your great loss, and extend our heart-felt condolences to you and your family on this shockingly sudden passing of Jim. It is devastating that his death should come at such an early age, and at a time when he was planning to enjoy more time with you and his sons. What a sad, unexpected loss for all, but especially for you. As Canadians, we are grateful to him for his dedicated service to this country. He led us through the unprecedented economic circumstances of 2008 with good judgement, strength of purpose, and a consideration for the welfare of all. His public service and private actions over the years have reflected his commitment to the welfare of all Canadians – he was a compassionate, principled and delightful man. His contribution to the House of Commons and to the Government of Canada will be recognized for years to come. With our sincere sympathy to you and family members at this very sad time. His public service to Canada will be greatly missed by all. London North Centre Riding Association.
Frank Bradacs

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was a great Canadian who served his country most wisely. His passing saddens us greatly, and we send our condolences to his family. James and Heather Steele Ottawa
James Steele

2014-04-15
My sympathy to the friends and family of Jim Flaherty. A very sad loss for all and far too soon. My heart goes out to all of you. Take care.
Jessie Gogan

2014-04-15
We will greatly miss a wonderful Canadian who gave so much and asked for little. To Mr. Flaherty's family and friends, we are deeply sorry for your loss and the loss to all Canadians.
Lloyd & Myrna Baetz

2014-04-15
How sad I am that Jim has left us. He was such a remarkable man and made an enormous contribution to our country, his community and as well to those suffering from developmental challenges. He will be remembered and revered by us all. My condolences to his family - thank you for sharing Jim with all Canadians - we have benefited so greatly from his life and he will be remembered in our hearts forever.
Mary Collins

2014-04-15
Our deepest condolences to the Jim Flaherty Families. He was one of a kind and will be missed, especially for ALL he did for us Canadians, who were so proud of him. Charlotte and Raymond Kenney
Charlotte & Raymond Kenney

2014-04-15
Our sincerest sympathy to all members of the Flaherty family. How privileged we all were to have Jim Flaherty as our Minister of Finance - a family man who will continue to serve as a role model for humane and effective politics. Long Family
Diane Long

2014-04-15
Our Sincere condolences with Mr. Jim's sudden passing away. Our prayer for Christine, Galen, John and Quinn, May our Gracious God be your source of comfort and strength during this difficult time. Your husband and father had a positive effect on our country and we thank God for his political contributions. We Canadians have been blessed through him.
Bryan and Catherine Stieva

2014-04-15
My condolences to the Flaherty family. Despite never meeting Mr. Flaherty I empathized with his medical condition of bullous pemphigoid -the non-stop itchiness that accompany's this condition and the torment the sufferers of this disease have to face. My father passed away last year after 5 1/2 years of suffering with the same disease. I applaud his work as Finance minister but even more his support of charities. I hope that you will use your family's good name to further research and support for those suffering with bullous pemphigoid.
Lyle Falk, Edmonton, AB

2014-04-15
Our thoughts and prayers for the family. Thank's Mr. Flaherty for all your hardwork and dedication to Canada. The good pass so quickly. RIP. lanny/deanna and family. Calgary
Lanny Heineman

2014-04-15
A prince of a man!
Mary Hamill

2014-04-15
We extend our sympathy to the Flaherty family. A good man and devoted public servant has been taken from us.
Dan and Elizabeth

2014-04-15
I once had the privilege of sharing a brief elevator ride with Mr. Flaherty, and was instantly charmed by his approachability. While we would no doubt disagree politically, I had great regard and respect for his integrity, self-deprecation, and sense of humour. In my view, he was the best man in Harper's cabinet - and we are diminished by his absence. My deepest condolences to the Flaherty-Elliott family. RIP Jim.
Scott (Langley)

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the family. Thank you, Jim, for your kindness and service to others.
Philip Bousquet, Toronto

2014-04-15
Christine, John, Galen and Quinn and extended family. We know there are no words to ease your pain. Please know that our Canadian and Whitby hearts grieve with you at this time. May your memories be bright and have a "twinkle in the eye".
Lynn and Ron Birrell

2014-04-15
All Canadians should be grateful for Jim's prudent management and steady stewardship of our Public Trust. His sudden passing was truly a shock; invoking an unexpected desire to tell anyone I could about his Value to Canada. May his family be somewhat comforted by expressions of condolences by ordinary citizens like me.
Steve Segal

2014-04-15
My sincere sympathy on your sudden loss. He was a very bright, sincere man with a massive heart. I honestly feel he cared for people and will certainly be missed. Rest well in the Heavens Jim! You have left a wonderful legacy.
Lorraine Goyeau

2014-04-15
My sincere condolences to your family. Canada is a better country for Minister Flaherty's service.
Jeffrey Ballingall

2014-04-15
I would like to express my condolences to the family of Mr. Flaherty. I had the good fortune to meet this great Canadian at a luncheon in Saskatoon. During a brief personal chat about Robert Stanfield he left with me , an everlasting impression as a kind, understanding and sincere gentleman. Canada is indeed a much better place because of his unselfish and distinguished public service.
Merlis Belsher

2014-04-15
Apr. 15/14 My sincere condolences to the family of the Late Honourable Jim Flaherty. A model politician and an example that all politicians should strive to be. A man known for his integrity, humility and being a family man- a great politician taken far too soon-RIP. What a great world we would live in if there were more like you. Cyndi Balram, Toronto
Cyndi Balram

2014-04-15
Our Thoughts and prayers are with the family of a great man.Jim was the best Finance Minister for our country.He will be missed. Thanks to a job well done. RIP.Jim.
Karen Cook

2014-04-15
Dear Flaherty family: May I extend my most sincere and heartfelt condolences for the loss of Jim. I became aware of Mr. Flaherty after he established the RDSP. When I heard about the RDSP, I felt a small twinge of political rejuvenation but mostly felt skepticism. I investigated through BMO and sure enough, it was true. I immediately opened a RDSP and started contacting professionals I know who work with disabled people. I know of at least 15 disabled friends who now have RDSPs and now have a more secure retirement future. Marvelous! I hold on to a small bit of hope that there are politicians to come along who will have the integrity that Mr. Flaherty had. He was often the only breath of fresh air in rooms full of stale air, stagnant promises and false hopes. God Speed, Jim Flaherty.
Brian LePas, Victoria BC.

2014-04-15
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all family members of Mr. James Flarhety, who was a good man who will be missed by one and all. I will always keep in mind Mr. Flarhety's smile in the most difficult of times, you sir were a leader amongst men.
Osvaldo Labora

2014-04-15
Deepest condolences to the family. Gone but not forgotten ! Mr Flaherty was a man of the nation! He was an exceptional MP and an honour to his country Canada ! His service was his legacy and we are honored to have been around to see him serve his country in the manner in which he did! Gone too soon but the good die young , unfortunately ! Thank you for everything you did for Canada ! Your hard work will be rewarded in heaven . Rest in peace Jim. May God comfort your loved ones in the days to come.
Asha M (Pickering, Ontario)

2014-04-15
We have all suffered a great loss-no greater than yours-the Family of Jim. He was a great man who did great things. Thank you for sharing him with us for so many years. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Sincerely, Janet Craig & Family

2014-04-15
I was very saddened to learn of the sudden and premature passing of Mr. Flaherty. His untiring service to Canada over many years and his financial leadership globally during the 2008/09 financial crisis will long be remembered. He will be missed. My condolences to his wife and sons. May the memory of a fine man, and God's grace, sustain you.
R. John Campbell

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty, How lucky we were to have you as our Finance Minister. In 2008/9 when all the other countries were in such turmoil, all Canadians could walk so proud because our economy was stable. I had even heard that one of the Nordic countries were considering taking on our currency. Thank you for your hard work and for doing what you could to help the disabled. I know you are in a better place, but my heart goes out to your wife and sons.
Gail Kearns

2014-04-15
I prayed for Jim the day he stepped down as finance minister. I will continue to pray for you Christine, and Galen, Quinn, and John. May God bless you with peace and comfort. Thanks for your service and dedication. You have done well.
Syd

2014-04-15
A man who we have always greatly admired. A man who was regarded in high esteem on the world scene. A man that we as Canadians can feel proud to have known.
Clive Moxey

2014-04-15
My condolences to the family. Mr Flaherty you allowed me to sleep at night when your steady hand was looking after our financial affairs. Thank you.
Diane Boyd

2014-04-15
my condolences to the Flaherty/ Elliott family. Mr Flaherty touched the lives of all of us. We thank you for your hard work and dedication. You will be missed
Jaclyn Ward

2014-04-15
Thank you For all you have done for our Contry. My condolences to the Flaherty/ Elliott family. My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Alison Flaherty

2014-04-15
Profoundly sad to learn of the loss of a talented man for whom we had the greatest admiration.
S. Nguyen

2014-04-15
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal. (Irish Blessing) We wanted to express our sympathy to The Flaherty Family. May God bless you and comfort you at this difficult time. Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your contributions to our Town of Whitby and to our beautiful country, Canada. Thank you to the rest of the Flaherty family for your sacrifices to allow Jim to do his work. A great Canadian that will be truly missed. "Dance then, wherever you may be,..."
The Burke Family (Whitby)

2014-04-15
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of our best MP's in parliament. Jim was a mentor and a mater to the Canadian people. He did us proud with his hard work and his budgets every year. We were able to hold our heads up during the reccession and every country looked up to Canada for help to find out how we got through the world economic downturn. We are very sadden that he did not live long enough to enjoy the fruits of his hard work and retirement with his family. Rest in peace Jim . You will be deeply missed.Thank you for your service to Canada!
Asha Mohammed & Family

2014-04-15
The scribes and pundits extoll you to the skies, however will the historians be kind to you. Miracle errands you bestowed on this nation and the nations. "ST James patron Saint of the economy". What did you say kind sir? Today, I Thank you. RIP Jim Flaherty; blessed rest. /jdm
J. Dudu Mogadime

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was the best of the best. He is what every politician should aspire to be. Hard working, passionate, pricipled, caring and with all of that, the ability to easily make people laugh and feel better! Our condolences to all of the family. He will be missed.
Finesilver and Williams, families

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty was an exceptional human being and one of the most respected Canadians. It is with pride that we feel he was one amongst us.
Ljuba and Normand Benoiton

2014-04-15
Our Condolences to the family. R.I.P. Jim Flaherty former Finance Minister of Canada. Gone way to soon. We shall miss receiving your Christmas card with your family year after year.. May the family find comfort in knowing that you where well thought of in our Whitby community and Canada.
Helen and Jocelyne Kennedy, Whitby ON

2014-04-15
We were sad to hear of Mr. Flaherty's resignation and then, passing. We send our heartfelt sympathys to Mr. Flaherty's family and friends. We will remember him as Canada's Best Finance minister, who put the best interests of Canadians first. May he hear the words "Well done" by the Lord.
Chris and Georgina Cote

2014-04-15
My heart felt sympathy to the Flaherty family and friends. He was our best Finance Minister ever, and an honest politician. Gone too soon. RIP Jim Flaherty. You have given us a legacy which we shall always be grateful for. God bless you.
C. Mandryk

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim for all of your hard work that helped made Canada great. You will be greatly missed but you will still remain deeply in our hearts. Rest in peace Jim.
Paul Wilk

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Flaherty family for your loss. Honorable. Jim Flaherty was a great Statesman and served our country faithfully, sincerely and selflessly. He was a very good humanbeing. May Jim rest in peace and God bless !
Tony Luk

2014-04-15
My prayers to the Flaherty family.
Eric Pedersen.

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty and his generous and selfless contributions to all of us makes me proud to be Canadian.
Jane Howe

2014-04-15
Jim, On behalf of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, as a colleague and friend, I want to thank you for your vision, your leadership, your understanding, and your support as you navigated the Canadian economy through the financial crisis and into economic recovery and as you supported manufacturers across our country. You made a difference for many Canadians. And above all, with a great sense of humour, a deep commitment to community, and an ear that was always open to all, you have shown us the best in public service. You were taken too soon. You will be missed.
Jayson Myers

2014-04-15
Canadian and millions of people around the world, were fortunate for the wisdom and guidance of Jim Flaherty during the financial crisis. I took great comfort in his words and mindful decisions, and felt confident that he would steer the economy to safety. While disappointed when he resigned as Minister of Finance, everyone knew he had earned his retirement. It's tragic there was little time to enjoy it. Canada has lost a great, and special man.
Anne Anderson

2014-04-15
Thank you for your integrity and your deep care for the well-being of Canada and Canadians.
Edwina Taborsky

2014-04-15
Feelings of sadness, shock, pain and loss for your families must be overwhelming at the untimely death of Jim Flaherty...husband and father. Our deepest sympathy to each of you.
R&D Lawrence

2014-04-15
I never had the great opportunity to meet Mr.Flaherty, but I was lucky enough to be alive during his time as finance minister. Regardless of political affiliation, Mr.Flaherty is the prime example of someone who cares far more about the well-being of others than his own. His many years dedicated to public service and I'm sure large amounts of time away from his family is an inspiration to all Canadians. I only could of hoped that we could pay him back.
Andrew Reid

2014-04-15
I have just returned from the visitation at the Abilities Centre and couldn't help but think about how Jim continues to support this wonderful undertaking by having the visitation there and making so many people aware of the good work it has done and continues to do. I have wrestled for the last hour trying to think of appropriate praise. Words are not enough. I can only say that I feel deeply privileged to have known Jim personally. My heart goes out to his family, his friends, and to all those he has touched.
Barry Evans

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr Flaherty for the excellent job steering the country through these past years. Condolences to the family, we have lost a great man.
Lyle Williams

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was a true patriot, he always looking out for the needs of all Canadians. He will be truly missed. My condolences to his Family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kourtney Adamson

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim for navigating us through the toughest financial crisis of our lifetime. As a small business owner, it was reassuring to see your face on the CBC as we nervously watched on. So many of us appreciate your dedication and determination to get us to the other side.
Tina Gardin

2014-04-15
You did good, Jim. Rest in peace. My sympathies to the family.
Fred K. Lee Montreal

2014-04-15
I would like to pass on my deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Jim. I did not know him except from his positive impact on Canadians and his television presence. As just a regular Canadian, I can say that his passing has saddened me. I feel that all Canadians have lost a great man. If there is a better place after life, I know he is there. Good bye Jim
Mario

2014-04-15
R.I.P. Mr. Flaherty ... you're one of the greatest Canadians of all time!
Lucy and Paul Shoemaker

2014-04-15
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of a great man. We are saddened to see Jim taken so soon and suddenly after stepping down from political life to spend more time with family. Rest in peace.
Christopher and Charlene Lloy

2014-04-15
Il a bien servi son pays. Merci M. Flaherty et que Dieu soit avec votre famille maintenant et toujours!
Stéphanie P.

2014-04-15
What a loss for this Country. Jim Flaherty was a very thoughtful and wonderful person. He was warm and welcoming to all. My deepest sympathies to Christine and the family.
Councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby

2014-04-15
He was too young to be taken; but his actions have left a legacy all Canadians can appreciate. Rest in peace!
Brian Owen

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Flaherty/Elliott family for your loss. Jim was a great man, an incredible Finance Minister at both the provincial and federal levels, an outstanding and well-loved MP for our riding but most of all, he will be known for the love he had for his family. Thank you for everything you have done, Jim. May you rest in peace and your family find solace in the great legacy you leave behind.
Shawn Lowes, Whitby

2014-04-15
We were shocked and saddend by the untimely passing of Mr. Flaherty. He was a great Statesman and served his country faithfully, sincerely and selflessly. He was a very good humanbeing. Will be dearly missed. He understood the needs of ordinary citizens of this country unlike the rest of the politicians in Parliament today. Our Prayers are with his family. May Almighty God give them strength and courage in this very difficult time and May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace. Ameen.
Robert and Nouri, Calgary

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was the perfect template for all politicians of every political stripe and level of government .He was in this game to serve the nation to the best of his abilities and in the best interests of the people. No under the table deals, no missing E-mails, no lies , no personal greed or agenda. He was straight with all of us. His passing makes me feel lost and alone.
Charles E. Lawrence

2014-04-15
Thank you for your wonderful service to our country!
James R. Butler

2014-04-15
He raised the bar so high especially for politicians or public service, but he also lifted them up by his deeds. Thank you.
Caroline

2014-04-15
He was one of the nicest people in the world. Always humble and kind, and he made you feel like he was just so glad to be talking to you. Thank you so much for all your heart and care for our country.
Lilian

2014-04-15
I give my condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty. I appreciate the work and dedication Jim Flaherty had for Canada. I give you my condolences, my sympathy, my support to the family and friends of Jim Flaherty.
Elsa Da Silva

2014-04-15
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. We were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Jim. Canada has lost a great politician and leader who tirelessly devoted his life to the country he loved so much. We will miss the Irish twinkle in his eye. May he rest in peace.
Sandra and Steve Halpenny

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. A great and good man was taken from us much too soon.
Shirley Demarais

2014-04-15
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Hon. Jim Flaherty. Thank you for serving our country so faithfully. May his soul rest in peace. May God comfort your family and all who grieve for your loss.
Joanne Hon

2014-04-15
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Honourable Jim Flaherty. His memory will live on in the hearts of Canadians as a great man and politician.
Tony Di Valentino, Hamilton

2014-04-15
Sad to take such occasion to realize policies do matter. Mr. Flaherty will be remembered with good policies such as the introduction of Tax Free Savings Account that has benefited ordinary Canadians like myself. My condolences to his family. Rosita Leung
Rosita Leung

2014-04-15
To the family, friends and loved ones of Jim Flaherty I say: Although no words of sypathy can ease the pain you bear, still may you find some comfort in the thought that others care. Jim go rest high up on that mountain for your work on earth is done. Rest in Eternal Peace
Monika Stevens

2014-04-15
Thank you, Jim, for your commitment to our country and for your concern for people in need. I enjoyed your company and great sense of humour while "door-knocking" for your first election as Whitby-Oshawa MP. You will be missed and always remembered.
Bill Newman

2014-04-15
I once got coffee for the Minister, a typical occurrence in a typical day for him. But I remember that he took the time to look me in the eye when thanking me; he acknowledged what I did for him and I felt like he "saw" me. He was a class act and a gentleman. My deepest condolences to his family.
Anna D Reid

2014-04-15
My family and I send our sincere condolences to Mr Flaherty's family and friends. I will always have deep respect for him as a distinguished member of Parliament. He was the best finance minister Canada has ever had. You are what every Canadian hopes to see in a Government Official. Thank you for the loyal service you provided all of the citizens of Canada. Rest in Peace and God Bless !
Paul W. Hillenaar

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty was a remarkable man, who made the tough decisions as Minister of Finance to keep the nation on track during international crisis. Through it all, he retained a heart for those in need; introducing registered savings plans to help provide for those with disabilities and ensuring funding of the housing first initiative for those living on the streets of our nation. Strong leaders are not always good team players. Jim Flaherty was. My prayers continue for Christine, John, Galen and Quinn.
Don Hutchinson

2014-04-15
When Jim stepped down from being Finance Minister I planned to write him so that he would know how his hard work and his care for people was noticed and admired all the way out to the West Coast. I'm so sorry I didn't write sooner but I want you, his family, to know of Jim's impact. Our prayers are with you.
Dalgleish Family

2014-04-15
Thank-you for your service.
Shellecia

2014-04-15
Thank you Minister Flaherty for your dedicated service to our country. You have set a very high standard for public service that others should follow. To the Flaherty family, may God grant you peace and healing during this time of grief. My deepest condolences for your loss.
D. Felix

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty will be truely missed by all hard working Canadians. My sincere condolences to the family.
Karen Jestin

2014-04-15
Thanks for your hard work, you are an example to follow. Oscar Avendano From Hamilton,ON
Oscar AVendano

2014-04-15
It's hard to know just what to say at this very sad time because your loss is so great and because your husband and father will be missed in so many ways. But even though no words can truly comfort you, perhaps they can, in some small way, express the depth of care and concern that's felt for you Christine, and your sons, John, Quinn and Galen.
Jonathan Siemko and Gail Siemko. Oakville, Ontario

2014-04-15
Whitby & Durham will miss Jim as will other Canadians. A true gentleman and representative of this community. Thoughts for his wife and his three sons.
Conor & Susan McAuliffe

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family, I wish to extend my sincere condolences. Mr. Flaherty was always focused on issues pertaining to people with disabilities creating the Registered Disability Savings Program and for his involvement in the Abilities Centre in Whitby. I never met him personally but hearing all the praise from all sides of the House of Commons after his sudden passing, many people will miss him. Thank you for your service.
R. B. Whitby

2014-04-15
To Mr. Jim Flaherty's family. Canada has lost one of their greatest. May he rest in piece.
garett ehr

2014-04-15
Canada has lost a truly special person. His hard work as Finance Minister allowed Canada to recover very quickly from the world economic problems. It is unfortunate that he did not have the time to relax after he left the Cabinet. R.I.P. you will be miised by all Canadians.
Rob Hunter - Toronto

2014-04-15
Very sad the loss of a Great Canadian... Thank you for everything you did for us Mike. My condolences to the Flaherty family for their loss.
Kathy Webb

2014-04-15
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family and friends.
Dorothy

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty introduced Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) in 2007, about which our Henson Trust lawyer informed us will be a large part of our little Gillian's financial health in her future. Gillian is on the autism spectrum (PDD NOS), and my family will be forever grateful to Mr. Flaherty for this peace of mind. Rest in peace, sir, and our condolences to your family and friends.
Francois Kupo

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family, this is a very hard time for you all, please take comfort in know that your husband, father service Canadians with pride and self-sacrifice, he kept canada on top of the world during a very hard time. your husband/father will be missed by all of us worldwide. please take care and know that he is with god and will be always watching over you and keeping you safe.
will king

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy and my prayers to the family. He was a great man and an amazing Boss!
Debra Tuckett-Mansillo

2014-04-15
My family and all Canadians would like to send our thoughts and condoleces to the family. He was and always will be a great man, taken from us too early. Raymond and Linda Clark Central Greenwich, New Brunswick
Raymond/Linda Clark

2014-04-15
A man's success is measured by the number of other lives he touches. What a success you are Mr. Flaherty. A great family man and a great Canadian. You will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flaherty family. Sam Barone
Sam Barone

2014-04-15
As we look back over time we find ourselves wondering... Did we remember to thank you enough for all you have done for us? For teaching us by your example the value of hard work, good judgement, courage, and integrity? We wonder if we ever thanked you for the sacrifices you made, to let us have the very best? For the simple things like laughter, smiles, and times shared? If we have forgotten to show our gratitude enough for all the things you did, we are thanking you now. We are hoping you knew all along how much you meant to us. Jim you will always have my deep respect. I was proud to have worked as a health care professional on legislation to correct past injustices so all children in Ontario regardless of what school they attended, would have the required health care support within their schools to develop into all they were meant to be. These children enrolled in independent schools, had been abandoned for 20 years. It took us only 9 months to ensure they were heard, and finally provided with care. I have helped many children over 34 years. This one action, however helped over 200,000 children. Without your integrity, and assistance they would still be waiting today. There are no words to express the profound loss I felt when I learned of the passing of this great man. To his wife Christine, and to their children Galen, Quinn, and John, my hope is you will focus on the time you were given, the life shared, and the love that will remain with you always. Your husband and father is now with the one who loved him first. Faithfully, Alexandra from Brooklin, Ontario
Alexandra Mckee-Bennett

2014-04-15
WE HAVE LOST A GREAT MAN TOO SOON. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF PAIN AND SORROW. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS GREAT OUNTRY OF OURS. CONDOLENCES, LUCY MARTINS AND FAMILY
LUCY MARTINS

2014-04-15
Such a great loss, but will always remember his contribution and how he championed for the less fortunate. Doug and I met Jim on two occasions, one in Barry's Bay when he was in the leadership race and the other at a fundraising dinner for John Yakabuski in Pembroke. Jim steared Canada through tough financial times, but didn't forget the less fortunate or handicapped. He will be remembered and we are indebted to him. At the end of our worldly existence, a journey begins, when the trails of life are resolved into Peace and the soul finds its way to the Eternal Light. May all our memories always keep him near. Blessings to Christine, John, Calan, and Quinn. Our memories are the links to the past.
Douglas & Helen Scheels. Arnprior, Ont.

2014-04-15
May Mr. Flaherty's spirit live on in his children. We extend our condolences to his family and may they receive comfort that people care. It was a great comfort that Jim Flaherty looked after our finances. Jennie and Mike Mould
Jennie Mould

2014-04-15
Thank you for your commitment and hard work to Canada during a hard time for all Canadians. RIP, Mr. Flaherty; you've earned it.
Edith Wu

2014-04-15
Deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. Jim you did a tremendous amount of good for Canada. Gone but never forgotten.
Greg and Dawn

2014-04-15
Jim is going to be very much missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him over the years. Condolences to Christine and the boys on the loss of a husband and father. RIP
Marjorie Nielsen

2014-04-15
On behalf of the Township of Esquimalt, British Columbia, we wish to convey our condolences to the family and friends of Jim Flaherty. As Minister of Finance, Jim was instrumental in making municipalities (and the infrastructure deficit issues they face) a significant part of the economic downturn solution through the federal infrastructure program. This was a win for municipalities, and a win for Canadians. Esquimalt has benefited from this program significantly. He will be missed and thank you for sharing him with Canada.
Mayor Barbara Desjardins

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to Christine and her sons for the loss of their husband and father. I felt at ease for our country while I knew he was watching out for us. I was not surprised to hear all the beautiful, warm things about his personality and his love for all those around him - even those he didn't know. 2 of my sons are connected to Osgoode Hall and UOIT - 2 universities also connected to Jim. He touched everyone in some way. Canada will forever be a better place because of him. My prayers are with his family. R.I.P. Mr. Flaherty.
Peggy - St. Catharines, ON

2014-04-15
Condolences for your Loss.
Luigi Fragale

2014-04-15
Our sincere condolences and deepest sympaties on your loss. Hope that your family can find comfort in knowing that Mr. Flaherty was well loved, served Canadians exceptionally and will no longer feel any pain. May he rest in peace.
Irene & Family

2014-04-15
You did good Mr Flaherty...you did good. We will always remember you!
Vikas T

2014-04-15
Sending my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim Flaherty. He was always steadfast and true to his job and showed most people how it was done. RIP and soar with the angels you earned your rest.
Carolyn Bates

2014-04-15
Thank you for your generous service to Canada. I recognize the huge sacrifice of Mr. Flaherty's family. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I am a grateful citizen. I wish you peace.
Mary I. Johnson

2014-04-15
Thank you for your service to Canada and Canadians. It is rare that men of your calibre lead our nation. God bless your family in this time of grieving.
Byron

2014-04-15
My wife and I wish to express our deep sadness at the passing of Mr. Flaherty. It certainly is a shame that he was not able to enjoy a well deserved retirement. His handling of the global meltdown and his steady and calm hand at the helm of the economy reassured all Canadians that everything was under control. In hindsight we passed through the storm with hardly a ripple while many other countries were crashing on the rocks. God speed Mr. Flaherty
Anne and Peter Morris

2014-04-15
Our family always thought very highly of Jim's financial management abilities and political skills throughout his political career. Jim inspired confidence by being able to explain complex political and financial policies to ordinary Canadians. We share the sadness of Jim's passing.
JL Tooth, Toronto

2014-04-15
Your hard work and commitment to this country will never be forgotten. Thank you very much for making Canada a better place Mr. Flaherty.
WS

2014-04-15
APR 15 Jim loved his country and we truly lost a great Canadian. Jim was the kind of politician who connected with everyone and his service to country can not be overstated. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all Canadians in this time of sorrow. Doug and Doreen Russell Pakenham Ont Shirley Brown Smiths Falls Ont
Doug & Doreen Rusell

2014-04-15
Please accept my sincerest condolences of the loss of your husband and father. May your memories of Mr. Flaherty comfort you all at this most difficult time.
Christine McGill

2014-04-15
Wonderful man, left us to soon.
Sarah McColl

2014-04-15
It was a pleasure to meet with Jim over the years, help with his campaigns and have a laugh over a beer. He was always willing to listen to the issues of the day and come to a conclusion after hearing all parties involved. Jim was a great contributor to Canada, but closer to home he did so much for Whitby, and then Whitby-Oshawa. My sincere condolences to his whole family. He will be missed.
Greg Worona

2014-04-15
We want to express our sympathy to all the family in the recent death of Jim Flaherty. The news came with such a shock to us and others as we were wishing him well in his retirement from the Government. We pray for extra strength and comfort as the family goes through this time of mourning and adjustment following such a loss. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you...
Rev. & Mrs. E. F. LeRoy

2014-04-15
Our condolences to the Flaherty family. May Jim Flaherty rest in peace.
Helen

2014-04-15
The very honourable Mr. Flaherty Finance Minister and wonderful Canadian who implemented the TFSA and made a positive difference in my financial life and my families life. Thank you so much Sir.
John Bruzas

2014-04-15
My deep condolences to the Flaherty family. I met Minister Flaherty at a Ministry Christmas party when he was Attorney General for Ontario. I remember that he was quite approachable and relaxed, unlike other political figures, so I asked him about the experience of being a father to triplets. I recall that he spoke very fondly of his children and I appreciated his warmth during our conversation. I suspect this was his true nature and this is why he is deeply missed.
Lori Bosworth

2014-04-15
My condolences to The Flarherty family on the loss of your husband/father.
Ann

2014-04-15
J'offre tous mes condoléances à un ministre exceptionnelle aimé par toutes la population canadienne, mes pensées vont à la famille et proches de Jim.
Joseph Zeidan

2014-04-15
Thank you for your selfless commitment to Canadians. Your contributions will live on. Our condolences to your family at this difficult time
Nadia Cescato and Family

2014-04-15
I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the late Honourable Jim Flaherty's family & friends. Mr. Flaherty's dedication, passion & service to this great Country will be dearly missed but not forgotten. You have raised the bar quite high Mr. Flaherty! Miigwech
Ann-Marie MacNeil

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty will be remembered by me as a man of integrity and honesty. He was a steady hand through the economic crisis and someone that Canadians could trust. Mostly, he will be remembered by me for the work he did on establishing the registered disability plan. Thank you for your service to our country and its people. To his wife and family, may you gain strength from all who respected him and honour him now. Thank you for sharing your husband and father with us.
Anne-Marie Whittle

2014-04-15
The best Finance Minister that Canada had. He leaves a legacy for all Canadians to share and enjoy with the rest of the world.
Jim Irvine

2014-04-15
I am very grateful for Mr. Flaherty's unwavering commitment and hard work for Canada, particularly given the challenging global economic environment in which he served as Finance Minister. I offer my deepest condolences to his wife and children for their tremendous loss and I wish them all the very best in the future.
Mark Verdun

2014-04-15
A selfless life is always admired and rewarded. God Bless you and your family.
Walter Dudar ( Oshawa Ontario )

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family: I know it's difficult today to see beyond your sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Look at what he left behind for you to see and hold and touch, Your children that you love so very much, he lives....in them. My deepest sympathy. Canada has lost a great man.
P. Braunton, Mississauga, ON.

2014-04-15
Your passion for your country, serving ethically and intelligently , served all Canadians and provided a template of how government policy can enhance a market economy for the betterment of all. Your affiliation to the Conservative Party did not define you or your friendships, but provided the vehicle to positively affect Canadian life. The active involvement to serve your community on every level reflected your character and will inspire others for years to come. To your family, may you find comfort in the legacy of Jim Flaherty's service to his country and know that Canadians share in your loss.
Lisa Turner

2014-04-15
I live in Whitby and Jim representing our riding. He was such a good man, I met him several times very easy going and gentle , a smartm and honest man a very very good man. Donna and I want to express top Christine and Jum's family our hearful condolenses and prayers at this time. Donna and Allen Koxzlov, Whitby, ONT.
Allen Kozlov

2014-04-15
We have lost a great man far too soon. My thoughts a prayers go out to the family.
Lezley Peister

2014-04-15
2014-04-15 My prayers and thoughts go out to his wife and kids. Someone who did more for this country then most with honesty, fairness, and thoughtfulness. He will be greatly missed. Dustin Geran Milestone, SK.
Dustin Geran

2014-04-15
My deepest and sincerest condolences to Jim Flaherty's family and friends. I did not know him personally but felt the love that he had for Canada. I know he will be walking side by side with his maker. A Truly Great Man who will be missed by so, so many. Thank You Jim, R.I.P.
Nancy Boucher

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim Flaherty for your services to Canada! You have done your job and teaching us that saving money is important. RIP Jim Flaherty. My sympathy goes out to your Family.
Richard Y

2014-04-15
You arrived on the Eve of New Year's Eve. You left a grateful nation celebrating in your wake.
Kevin Doan, Toronto

2014-04-15
Thank-you Mr. Jim Flaherty for your exceptional service to Canada. You will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with your dear wife, sons, family and friends. Rest in peace.
Chandra

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Family of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on this unexpected great loss. I and my Family had the highest respect for his work and contribution to our Country Canada and the G7. We wish to express our thanks for his great service.
Paul Ertl

2014-04-15
2014-04-15 My deepest sympathy to Minister Jim Flaherty's family, peers and friends for the loss of a great honest and dedicated hardworking Canadian. What a loss for all of us. Hard worker, fiscally wise and a heart of gold. Such a tragic loss for his wife and sons. RIP Jim. Larry Geran Milestone, SK.
Larry Geran

2014-04-15
With deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. Rest in peace.
Drew Campbell

2014-04-15
Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to the people of Whitby/Oshawa, Ontario and Canada - you will be sadly missed. Our deep condolences to your wife, Christine, and sons. May God's healing presence bring you comfort.
Emmanuel & Christine Buhagiar

2014-04-15
Job well done! RIP Jim, you will be missed.
A. McRae

2014-04-15
I wish to extend my condolences to Mrs. Flaherty and all her family at this very difficult time. A life well lived, cut short all too soon. Rest in peace Mr. Flaherty, thank you for your service, kindness and keeping us on the straight path while weathering the storm. You will be greatly missed.
Veronica Weinseis

2014-04-15
Sympathy and best wishes to the family. He was a great man P Hosking, East York
Pam Hosking

2014-04-15
A great man who I respected. Fare winds and following seas.
Hugh Marlowe Fraser

2014-04-15
Without doubt an incredible loss for all Canadians and he will be forever remembered fondly for his leadership and love of his Country. May God bless his soul and guide his family through these their darkest times.
Greg Brisco

2014-04-15
I send my sincere sympathy to Christine, John, Glen and Quinn. It is a significant loss to you as the family and to Canada. He was a person who has left an indelible footprint nationally and internationally. I knew Jim mostly in provincial politics and worked briefly with him when he was Education Critic. I attended several Irish hospitality suites hosted by Jim. I also campaigned for Christine for the party leadership. I am honored to have known them both on a personal level.
Lila Mae (Lou) Watson

2014-04-15
My most sincere condolences to the Flaherty family and all the Canadian politicians who lost a leader, a friend, a good man. Mr. Flaherty represented the best characteristics of a political leader. He was smart, articulate, caring and he truly listened to people, no matter who they were, or what political opinion they held. He made me proud to be a public servant and he dedicated his life to his country. Thank you Minister Flaherty for everything you did for Canada and all Canadians.
Susan Irwin

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family, I wish to extend to you all my most sincere condolences. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Flaherty for his focus on issues pertaining to people with disabilities, and for his creation of the Registered Disability Savings Program. Ms. Elliott, I thank you, too, for your provincial committee work devoted to improving the lives of those with special needs. I am so grateful that we have people like the two of you to be a voice for those who can not speak up for themselves. Thank you.
Nancy Lockwood

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family on the great loss of your husband and father. I was saddened to learn of his passing and very moved by the tributes in his honour. I never met Jim Flaherty personally, but I lived one street over from Belmore Ave. in N.D.G and my brother went to Loyola High School at the same time as him. Thank you Jim Flaherty for your years of dedication and thank you to the family for sharing him as he served his fellow Canadians so admirably.
Janet Beaupre Reperto

2014-04-15
Our condolences to the Flaherty family. Canada is a better country and was well served by Mr. Flaherty. May the road rise up to meet him. From Vancouver Island.
T. Ollenberger

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Jim Flaherty. Mr. Flaherty wiil be missed. His dedication for making Canada a better place and his heart for people will be remembered, may he rest in peace and remembered with love. Amy Wing
Amy Wing

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Flaherty and the boys, Canada and the world have lost a great man..... He worked tirelessly for the good of this country and has left a wonderful legacy of devotion and tough 'Irish "determination to make this beloved country a better place to live and grow... You have done the ''Irish " and Canadian's proud...............! God Bless, Rest in Peace Gilbert Corrigan and Family
Gilbert Corrigan

2014-04-15
Ms. Elliott On behalf of the GENMO Salaried Pension Organization and as a resident of the Whitby-Oshawa riding, I want to express our sympathy and condolences for your loss. Jim clearly had a significant and positive impact in our community, Ontario, Canada, and the globe. We are particularly focused on the automotive industry in Canada, and Jim was always a strong supporter. His leadership during the Auto Crisis was necessary, justified, and appreciated. It was also an example of Jim's willingness to take an unpopular position when it was the right thing to do. Michael Powell Vice President GENMO Salaried Pension Organization
Michael Powell

2014-04-15
On behalf of the members, volunteers and many supporters of the PC Party Scarborough Centre. Thank you, Jim Over the years Jim was very helpful and supportive of our efforts in Scarborough. He knocked on our doors, shared meals and gave entertaining and very informative speeches. He put a kind face on our brand our political thought. Our thoughts and prayers are with Christine and the boys.
Chris Mellor

2014-04-15
You were our MP and a damn good one at that! You will be sorely missed. Rest in peace.
Puneet Mahajan

2014-04-15
We Canadians will miss you so very much. You gave of yourself in spite of medical difficulties these past months. We saw, we loved you for it; and we thank you for all you did for us. Rest in Peace.
Barbara Meredith and Family, Alberta

2014-04-15
I believe you would back to Canadian sooner. In Buddhism idea, the life fore of everybody would live forever, and so do ur life force, especially all of Canadian need ur life force to bring us endless good fortune.!!!
Christine Guo

2014-04-15
Mrs. Flaherty and sons, John, Galen and Quinn, My most sincere condolences on the lost of your Husband and Father. We have lost a great man who worked so hard for Canada. Mr. Flaherty we thank you and you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace. Sandra Martin from Edmonton, Alberta
Sandra Martin

2014-04-15
I felt tears spring to my eyes when I heard the news of Jim's passing. I never met him, but have always had such deep regard and respect for this man. As a citizen of Ontario and a proud Conservative Canadian, I will miss his steady hand on the pulse of this country. My sympathies to his wife Christine and the boys. God Bless you and keep you strong.
Fran O'Meara, Severn Bridge, Ont

2014-04-15
My prayers are with you at this time. He was a true Canadian icon. I know that this does not help you at a time like this. God bless you and give you strength. You must be very proud of who he was as a husband, a father and a politician.
L. Good

2014-04-15
We are deeply saddened by the passing of this honest politician and a true gentleman. Canadians mourn with you in this time of sadness. Norm & Adele Jackson Cold Lake, Alberta
Norm & Adele Jackson

2014-04-15
RIP
mike o'brien

2014-04-15
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Jim Flaherty for guiding our country through the economic crisis. He was a truly great Canadian and will be missed.
J Craig

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim for your years of dedicated and effective hard work. Our thoughts go out to your family for their loss.
Bruce Graham

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr. Flaherty. Your hard work and passion made this great country an even better place! I've no doubt your memory will provide inspiration for many others to do the same.
Cory Schoroth

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr. Flaherty. Your hard work and passion made this great country an even better place! I've no doubt your memory will provide inspiration for many others to do the same.
Cory Schoroth

2014-04-15
I know all Canadians will miss you . I am from Quebec . Our thoughts are with your family . See you Jim .
Billy

2014-04-15
He was a great Finance Minister and a giant during the financial world crisis We will miss him very much and convey our sincere condolences to his family and friends
Klaus $ Waltraud Wald

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim Flaherty for all that you did for Whitby/Oshawa and all the rest of Canada. You truly were a great politician and friend to all. Our sincere condolences to his wife, sons and the rest of his family. He will be truly missed.
Ezra and Barb Spray, Whitby

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Flaherty family and those associated in any way to him.
Mrs. Sheila Murray

2014-04-15
You captained this country's financial ship through seas that engulfed the entire world. My daughter was born during this time and I never doubted she has a future because she is Canadian! How do we thank you, God bless you Jim!
Susan Wedding

2014-04-15
We have been so very fortunate to have had Jim Flaherty at the helm when Canada needed him most. Our hearts go out to the his family as they have lost a very special and loving man.Rest in peace.
Paul and Veronica Mason

2014-04-15
My condolences to his family & friends- Canada lost a wonderful politician. There will never be another one with his heart.
J Walker

2014-04-15
Thank you for your dedication to Canada. A lot of hard work goes unrecognized but we know you kept us in line while the rest of the world struggled. Rest in Peace and may your family find comfort knowing others appreciated the work that took him away so often.
Karen Grieve Tomblin

2014-04-15
Thank you guiding the country through the worst financial crisis of our lifetime and your services. Rest in peace.
David

2014-04-15
A great Canadian, a great man who will be really missed. Thank you for all your hard and dedicated work on behalf of all Canadians. A real loss to Canada. Prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Rest in Peace, Jim.
Linda Thorpe

2014-04-15
Sadly, we have no words other than thank you. Rest well, Mr. Flaherty. The Hoveys
Glendon J. Hovey

2014-04-15
Canadians owe Jim Flaherty a great deal, and sadly we will never by able to express that to him or repay him for his steadfast service on all of our behalf. I am very sorry that his wife and boys never got to spend more time with him after such a high pressure job, he surely deserved that. My condolences on your loss.
Sandy Bedford

2014-04-15
We were lucky to have had Jim Flaherty for so long. As Canadians we were very proud of him. He was an exceptional person.
Avril Peshee & Harry Hardie, Port Coquitlam, BC

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was a great man, father, and politician. I grew up in Whitby and remember seeing Jim a number of years back in the Wimpy's diner speaking to a few people with a big smile on his face. He will be missed.
Dave R

2014-04-15
I am sorry for your loss,to the family friends and the country May he rest in peace know
Jennifer

2014-04-15
Canada has lost a Great and caring leader, leaving a pain in our hearts. Memory of Jim Flaherty will forever be with us. It's unimaginable the loss this Family and close associates must be experiencing. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. God bless ,
Peter & Marlene Falconi

2014-04-15
Thank you for your great service to Canada. You will be missed by all Canadians.
Willy and Susana Young

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family May god give his soul a resting place on heaven
Daft sax M

2014-04-15
My thoughts and prayers for Mr. Flaherty and the Flaherty family. A great man with great knowledge who led Canada out of a recession and gained international respect by doing so. All Canadians should join together and express our gratitude for the many years of unselfish, dedicated work he achieved on behalf of the Government of Canada for all Canadians. A time of loss, but also a time to remember proudly what a truly great man Jim Flaherty was. Condolences for your loss.
Patricia Savory

2014-04-15
To the family of Jim, I want to express my sadnness at your loss. While I have not had the opportunity to meet you, I did work with Jim when I was the Finance Minister for the NWT(2003-2007), and again when I was Premier(2007-2011). I will always remeber how he welcomed me as one of his colleagues. I am thankful that I had a chance to work with such a dedicated man. Thank you for sharing him with Canada.
Floyd Roland

2014-04-15
A Father of Canada has rested. We have many thanks to give to this wonderful spirit. Christine, Galen, John, and the entire Flaherty family, thank you for sharing your beloved with us, so many sacrifices were made by Jim and all of you. That Irish twinkle will never be forgotten. Susan McAleer Myers Montreal-Calgary
Susan Myers

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathies to his wife and his kids. He will be missed by all and thank you for everything you done for Canada. Rest in Peace Mr. Flaherty
Z.Ghaffar

2014-04-15
A truly great Canadian who made Canada the envy of the world during the 2008 recession. We need more politicians like Jim My heartfelt condolences to the family
Paul Leadston

2014-04-15
As a member of the Knights of Columbus and world wide involved with the Special Olympics, it is because of you, it is easier for organizations to help the disable. My deepest sympathy to your wife and family. God grant eternal peace Dave Barker 25 Gilbert St Grand Falls,NL Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 2053
Dave Barker

2014-04-15
Thank you for looking out for Canadians from coast to coast. Your policies were stringent but necessary. You will be sadly missed. RIP
L. Huber

2014-04-15
It is with deep regret that we mark the passing of our former Finance Minster Jim Flaherty. Jim was a visionary and has served our country very well. His contributions towards the community especially in Whitby Area will be missed. He believed and also valued the true meaning of "Family Virtue" and will be fondly remembered as a loving Husband and Father. May his soul rest in peace.
Ashok & Bharti Joshi

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr Flaherty for you service to Canada and steering us all through such difficult times. Canada lost such a Statesmen but because of your sacrifice Canada will be a strong Country.
Nathan Steeves

2014-04-15
I was so disappointed when Mr. Flaherty announced his retirement as he was one of the best politicians Canadian's have ever had. I was shocked and saddened to hear about his untimely passing. He gave so much to this country and was not given the time to enjoy his golden years with his wife and sons. To Christine, John, Galen and Quinn, wishing you peace to bring you comfort, Courage to face the days ahead and Loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
K Thompson

2014-04-15
Thank you Jim for you great service to Canada. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Wanda rhyno

2014-04-15
Our deepest condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim was a kind and intelligent man – he will be missed. Thank you Jim for your service to our riding and our country. We have lost a great Canadian. Rest in peace.
Michael and Carrie Burns, Whitby

2014-04-15
My condolences goes out to the family. Flaherty you have shown true courage throughout your services to Canada. You made Canada that much stronger. We can all learn from you and what it takes to get through the rough times. You showed us strength and courage. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest In Peace.
Bonnie Williams

2014-04-15
We would like thank Mr.Flaherty for all of the good he has done for the people of Canada and for his lifetime of service to Canada he will be missed. Our condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family and friends
Pete Kinseyand Adrienne Arsenault

2014-04-15
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies it brings us together time and again - Maya Angelou. Thank you Jim Flaherty for your tremendous sacrifice. God bless your family at this difficult time.
Randelyn Ross, Lethbridge, AB

2014-04-15
My prayers and thoughts go out to his wife and kids. A great man and politician will be missed
B. Spragg

2014-04-15
You were a courageous and a virtuous man who led Canada through the 2009 meltdown and we are coming back,thanks to your vision and vast knowledge and experience. May your soul rest in peace !
Shiba

2014-04-15
Hope there is a haven, I would like to meet you there. Farewell Jim
Ava Broderick

2014-04-15
Dear Mrs. Flaherty and sons, John, Galen and Quinn, My most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. I recently went through similar circumstances and understand the grief and anguish you are feeling. You are blessed in the knowledge that your loved one made such an outstanding contribution to Canada and the world especially when it was most needed. He will be greatly missed. Sincerely, June Shaw
June Shaw

2014-04-15
Thank you for your service to all of us you were a special person rip and love to your family and friends .
Don and Fran floyd

2014-04-15
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Flaherty. Thank you for your many years of service to this great country.
Christine Fleet and Dale Adams - Vancouver, BC Vancouver

2014-04-15
It is with a heavy heart that I express my condolences to Jim’s family and those who worked in the Whitby constituency office. May you find strength and comfort in this time of loss. My families’ memories of Jim are of a hospitable MPP and MP. We knew him via the Queen’s Park page program, campaign volunteer, prayer breakfasts, community events at Hebron Church, etc. He was a committed parliamentarian who worked hard at trying to do the right thing even if it was not the popular thing. Thank God for the principles Jim tried to live by in and outside the house.
Bernie Bakker

2014-04-15
Our condolences to Christine and her sons at the loss of husband and father.May our heavenly Father grant you an abundance of comfort and sustaining strength now and in the future. We have lost a favorourite son with the passing of Jim. We valued him as our member of Parliament and how he served not only those of us in Whitby, but with distinction the entire country. His contribution to the world economy is legendary. Rightly so, you as his wife, and the entire family, can be truly proud of him. His presence and contribution to us all, will be very hard to replace. What a wonderful Canadian he was. May we all be inspired by his commitment to Canada!
J&H Rustenburg,Whitby

2014-04-15
I am so sorry that you have lost your husband and father so suddenly and unexpectedly...I am not sure that there is anything worse than not having a chance to say goodbye to someone who means 'the world' to you. Sincerest condolences from our family to yours...and thank you to you, for giving up time with your husband and father so that he could so dutifully serve our country in the best way that he knew how to. Jack & Christine Krubnik and children.
J. & C. Krubnik

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy to Minister Jim Flaherty's family, peers and friends for the loss of a great honest and dedicated hardworking Canadian. Mr. Flaherty has set the bar high for all politicians, government workers and all of us Canadians.
Terry Lathangue

2014-04-15
Thank you for your service to all of us you were a special person rip and love to your family and friends .
Don and Fran floyd

2014-04-15
Thank you for your dedication to Canada. A lot of hard work goes unrecognized and nor did you want it to be. That shows the greatness in your character. R.I.P
Logan

2014-04-15
Thank you for your commitment to this country Mr. Flaherty, your services were greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to all of your friends and family. A great man has left this world.
Christine Fraser

2014-04-15
My deep condolences to the family of the late Honorable Jim Flaherty. He will surely be missed. Like others, my heart is sad & broken with his sudden passing. May he rest in peace. He was the greatest Finance Minister. And though I don't know him personally, I knew he was a good, kind hearted man.
Erlinda V. Ang

2014-04-15
Your greatest service to look after the Canadians in the worst of economic conditions worldwide during and after the great recession is truly appreciated. I am sure God has a special place for you just as we have in our heart.
Arvind Patel.

2014-04-15
You were the best.
Jason Austin, Saanichton, BC

2014-04-15
You are an extraordinary statesman. Our deepest condolences to your family. Canada is the better for Jim's service and life Thank you for sharing him with the Canadian people.
Ron & Celeste Wiseman

2014-04-15
Canada has indeed lost a great statesman with the passing of Jim Flaherty. My thoughts and prayers are for his wife Christine Elliott and his three sons John, Galen and Quinn, as well as friends and family.
Judy Creighton, Hamilton, Ont.

2014-04-15
May the Flaherty family take comfort from all the prayers of support being offered from around the country and the world. May they feel great pride that the man they loved was also loved and respected by so many others. Bail o Dhia ort.
Helen Keady and Maria Keady

2014-04-15
A regular man who had a profound impact on his community and country. A wonderful family man and Canadian. This makes him great.
Pauline Gill

2014-04-15
The words and actions of Jim Flaherty will not be forgotten by Canadians with whom I share this good life.
Maureen Shier

2014-04-15
All Canadians will miss you Mr. Flaherty. Rest in Peace.
Sandra Jones

2014-04-15
I was utterly shocked & deeply saddened upon hearing of the death of Jim Flaherty. He really was the only politician that I truly did like. I respected him, his work & his wonderful character. He was able to do his work & not be affected by all the political chit chat that too often times interferes with many aspect of daily work. He rose above that & many Canadians new that & could see that. He simple got the job done especially when we needed him the most. He had a wonderful dispostion. His eyes always seemed to be smiling. I feel for his family & their loss. Wish them strength during a very difficult time. I will miss him, his sincerety & dedication to all Canadians.
Gabrielle Taylor

2014-04-15
Thank you for your work you did for the people of Canada. Thank you for your humility and your decency.
Tim Powers

2014-04-15
A truly great Canadian as he gave his time and effort so that all his fellow Canadians may have a better future, may he rest in peace. As his family mourns him may they find comfort in the memories they have of him and that lovely smile which speaks volumes about the man, the husband and the father. RIP Jim. Richard Cox and Family.
Richard Cox

2014-04-15
With respect and sorrow, we salute the memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty. May God grant him eternal rest in His Glory, and comfort his loved ones and friends. You did us proud!
Isabelle Bikowski

2014-04-15
It was shocking to hear of Mr. Flaherty's untimely death last week. The country lost a great political leader and loyal country man! My sincere condolences to his wife and sons, and extended family and friends. You will be in our prayers. May you receive peace and the strength to deal with everything in the following days and months.
Willem Jan and Bertine Kersten

2014-04-15
It is a shocking news for me to. Thank you very much for your dedicated long time public service. My sincere condolence to your family. Rest In Peace, Mr. Flaherty.
Paul Zhang

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty was and will continue to be my favorite politician in Canada. Thank you so much for your devotion and all your achievements. I will truly miss you...
Chizuko Matsufuji

2014-04-15
Rest in peace great servant! Canada has lost a true and loyal man. Our most sincere sympathy to the family. Thank you for sharing him for so many years.
Stan&Darlene Miller

2014-04-15
What a loss for all of us. Hard worker, fiscally wise and a heart of gold. Such a tragic loss for his wife and sons. RIP Jim.
Barbara de Mora

2014-04-15
Deepest sympathies to Mr. Flaherty's family, friends, and colleagues. He has made such an impact; he will be truly missed.
Cathy Grace

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr. Flaherty, for all you have done for this country, your commitment to making our Country a stronger nation won't be forgotten. My heart goes out to the Family and close friends. God Bless.
Shawna Pilkey

2014-04-15
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a true Canadian & worked so hard for all the people . He will be truly missed . Please except our deepest sympathy Mrs. Flaherty as well as your three sons. Jim will be missed by us all.
Robert H. & Marjorie Page Kingston On.

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty, Thank you for all the good work you did for Canada and Canadians. You will be greatly missed.
Bodil Jensen

2014-04-15
Deepest heartfelt sympathies to the family! He did a wonderful job for his country and fellow men. We are ever grateful and pray for his soul. May the Eternal Father, His most Holy Son, the Holy Spirit & our Heavenly Mother, welcome him to Our Heavenly Kingdom with open arms! God bless & protect you Marie Silva & The Marian Montessori School (In Glen Abbey,Oakville).
Marie A. silva

2014-04-15
You were a great man Jim, i guess they needed a angel in heaven, You were taken way to soon, may you RIP
Debbie & Ralph Laurich whitby

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was one of the finest finance ministers in Canadian history, a dedicated public servant and, from all reports, a warm and personable individual. He will be sorely missed by all Canadians. Rest well in the arms of Jesus and the angels, Jim. You have earned it.
Robert J. O'Reilly

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was a genuine politician - "a person of the people" - who had a heart bigger than the country he devoted his life to, our Canada. He worked on behalf of "all" Canadians, both healthy and disabled, because he cared that much despite his own personal sufferings. He was only one man, but the sole person who could keep the "ship of state" afloat during a sinking worldwide economy. Jim Flaherty will be remembered not so much for what he did, as for the incredible person at heart that he honestly was. We will miss you terribly, dearest friend. Rest easy now. I am 64, disabled, with a 165-lb Newfoundland Service Dog, born on St. Patrick's Day, so you will be forever remembered with respect and love, always.
Val Frost and "Bubbles", Ottawa, ON

2014-04-15
Sincere condolences to the family. We will miss you Jim. Keith and Susan
K & S Stuchbury

2014-04-15
A rare and good man of my generation whose words could always be trusted without question. We loved you Jim and you will be forever missed.
Eric And Elizabeth Stump

2014-04-15
It is with great sorrow that we learned of Jims passing. May the family know that our hearts and prayers are with them. Barry and Wendy Miller Whitby
Barry & Wendy Miller

2014-04-15
I didn't know Mr. Flaherty but I wish I had. I greatly respected his work as Finance Minister and have no doubt we Canadians we are better for his strong hand on the helm during and after a world-wide financial crisis. I am greatly saddened that Mr. Flaherty didn't get to enjoy a full retirement doing all those things he hoped to do, and I am so sorry his family won't be able to share those pleasures with him. My sincere condolences to the family. Fair winds & following seas, Mr. Flaherty.
Peggy Plonka

2014-04-15
It was always so great to see Minister Flaherty and Christine Elliott out & about in their 'home' community whenever they had the chance to return. We recall fondly seeing you each June during Brooklin Spring Fair time. Your unwavering support of your constituents is your legacy! Sincerest sympathies to Christine & the boys - certain that mere words cannot describe the void but hope that loving memories help ease the pain over time. The Andrews Family, Brooklin, ON
Cheryl Andrews

2014-04-15
On behalf of the congregation at the Muslim Association of Whitby, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Flaherty. He was truly a good man who will be missed dearly. Thank you very much for the years of service you have dedicated to Canada and the local Whitby community.
Faisal Suleman, President WMA

2014-04-15
My sincere sympathy for the passing of Jim Flaherty. He served his country well.
K. Ng

2014-04-15
Our heartfelt condolences to the Flaherty family. His loyal commitment and longstanding, integral service to Canadians will not be forgotten. He set the example for all politicians and will be missed.
Natalie Birnie

2014-04-15
Thank You MR Flaherty for your years of Public services to Canada May your family be given the Grace and Courage to go ahead with their lives RIP Melanie
Melanie Ferreira

2014-04-15
I thank God for Jim Flaherty. With his expertise on finances Canada is a better place to live. God bless your family. Praying for you.
Lexine Mack

2014-04-15
Christine, please accept my deepest condolences to you, your sons and your family on the loss of your husband. May God rest Hon. Jim Flaherty's soul in peace and may the wonderful memories you shared sustain you, your sons and your family in the years ahead.
Margarett Best

2014-04-15
We were shocked and saddened to hear of Mr. Flaherty's passing. We are thankful for his contribution to make our country a better place to be. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Flaherty's family and friends at this difficult time. Rest in Peace Mr. Flaherty.
Joan & Elmer Nykiforuk

2014-04-15
I have been a journalist for almost 15 years and have had the opportunity to interview many world leaders and ministers. The late Jim Flaherty was one of my favorites. He was poised, intelligent, witty, a true gentlemen. I feel honored to have met him. Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your commitment to Canada. Because of you we made it through a very rough finanicial time. You guided us with grace, care, and the hard smarts of a true Irishman. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Angie Seth, Global News, Former news anchor at OMNI Television, South Asian News

2014-04-15
Our sincere condolences to the family on the sad passing of a great Canadian. Thank You for your service to the country Mr. Flaherty.
Linda and Paul Schmoldt

2014-04-15
To Mr. Flaherty's family I send my most sincere condolences. His life was cut short. I'd like to express my thanks and admiration for his commitment to public service and in particular for his conviction in his beliefs and not being afraid to put them forward.
Susan Morrison

2014-04-15
I thank God for Jim Flaherty. With his expertise on finances Canada is a better place to live. God bless your family. Praying for you.
Lexine Mack

2014-04-15
My sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Flaherty. His contributions to Canada benefited all Canadians. We owe him a great debt and much gratitude. He is sorely missed.
Katharine Hill

2014-04-15
Thank you for your commitment to Canada. You are truly a great Canadian hero. Thoughts are with your family.
Roger & Sabina Birgen

2014-04-15
I AM SORRY FOR YOUR PERSONAL LOSS AND THE LOSS TO OUR COUNTRY
DON BRYCE SOUTHAMPTON ONTARIO

2014-04-15
We were saddened to hear of your passing. Thank you for your commitment to Canada. God Speed. Stewart Family, Whitby
Leanne Stewart

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty was a prince among politicians - much admired, always likeable and straightforward. A very great man gone too soon. Deepest condolences to Christine and their three sons. God bless.
Connie and Rich Owen

2014-04-15
À la famille de monsieur Flaherty, Mes Plus profondes sympathies vous accompagnent ! À 64 ans, c'est trop jeune pour mourir ! Claude Croteau Québec (Québec)
Claude Croteau

2014-04-15
Your legacy to Canada and its people will always be remembered. Your legacy, support and commitment to Whitby and Brooklin residents will be honoured and remembered with great pride. Thank you to you and your family for giving so much to us! Please accept my families deepest condolence on the passing of a good, kind and patriotic man.
Annamarie Saldanha

2014-04-15
M.Flaherty, toute la communauté Montréalaise est en deuil suite à votre décès. merci pour tout et nos plus sincères condoléances à toute votre famille . Nos pensées et prières vont vers vous . Michel Bourque
michel Bourque

2014-04-15
To the Flaherty Family, All Canadians are grieving for you, as well as, for the monumental loss for Canada. I hope Jim's wonderful legacy will somewhat sustain you in this difficult time and the years to come.
Marian L. Smith

2014-04-15
You were the great and honest man. Thank you what you have done for us. My sincerest condolences go to your family and friends.
Jolan Varhegyi

2014-04-15
Sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. He will be remembered as one of the great men of Canada. A peoples person.
Edward

2014-04-15
Go with our blessings and thanks Jim for all your hard work on behalf of all Canadians Our condolences to your wife and children as well as your sibling and extended family . You shall always be remembered as a true statesman and gentleman.
Beverly Riddell

2014-04-15
À la famille de l'Honorable Jim Flaherty, Je vous offre mes sincères condoléances. Je vous souhaite également de vivre votre perte en douceur et avec une grande sérénité.
Quân Lisa Pham

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy to the family of Jim Flaherty. I truly believe that he was the best of the best the conservative government ever had and the Canadian people will miss him dearly.
Diane Garneau

2014-04-15
Message adressé à son épouse et à sa famille. Veuillez accepter mes sincères condoléances. Il fut un politicien hors pair qui a toujours privilégié les intérêts des canadiens.
Marc Trudeau

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr Flaherty for all that you did and your commitment to helping Canada as well being an honest caring and sincere man, it showed through and through. Condolences go out to your family and close friends. RIP Mr Flahery
Donna Bullock

2014-04-15
He was one of the smartest, honest politicians. He did an amazing job. He did no more Canadian pennies for business circulations and stopped productions of pennies too.
Jeyathevan Kulasingham

2014-04-15
Toute mes condoléances à la famille.
Olivier Dorval-Joubert

2014-04-15
Dear Mr. Flaherty, today, you will be lying in State in the Abilities Centre, a man with all the qualities, and the heart of Christ. Christine, Galen, Quinn, and John, wishing you all the strength to handle this day. (He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strenth. Isaiah 40:29). Mr. Flaherty, gone too soon, sail on the sea of Galilee, smile with the Angels, and count the Tithe, a great finance Minister. Sincerely, Norma Sherwood
Norma Sherwood

2014-04-15
Thankyou for all you did for Canada! All our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
C.Szucs

2014-04-15
Thanks for your commitment to public service. Your dedication was evident in all that that you did for the province and for your country. For all the sacrifices that you made and the future about to begin for you, this is a cruel irony but God takes home only the best sometimes before we are ready. For your family, wife Christine , a wonderful person and another significant contributor to public service and to your 3 sons who meant the world to you, we can only hope that peace comes over time and that your support from heaven will be of comfort and inspiration to us all.
Tony Genco

2014-04-15
Thank you to Jim Flaherty for his dedication to Canadians and creating policies to protect Canadians. He represented Canada so eloquently on the world stage.
Susan Bourikas

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences to the Flaherty family during this very trying time. As a child growing up in Whitby I always remember the dedication, passion and pride he exemplified. Jim will be missed.
Ryan

2014-04-15
You will be truly missed ------ a great Canadian with a fantastic family, from a fantastic family. My family's condolences to those with heavy hearts from your early death.
Freddie Helmer

2014-04-15
Thank you for all your dedication and hard work to us all. You will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.
Karen

2014-04-15
My condolences to your entire family. While I didn't know Jim personally, I admired the way he conducted himself, always acting professionally and treating everyone (friends/political opponents, VIP's/common citizens) with respect; government (and even normal citizens) would be so much more well served if they were to follow his example. RIP, I'm sure he's enjoying a Guiness somewhere.
Colin

2014-04-15
Death leaves a Heartache No one can heal. Love leaves a Memory, No one can steal. Jim will be missed by those who knew him and those he did not know. A true Legacy.
Jackie Dally & Family

2014-04-15
On behalf of the Gairdner Foundation and the Canada Gairdner Awards, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Jim Flaherty. Minister Flaherty served the nation in an extraordinary way and through critical economic times. We are thankful for Mr. Flaherty’s commitment to biomedical research and his ongoing support of the Gairdner Foundation and its Awards as a representation of Canada’s leadership in the world of excellence. His generosity and wisdom will be greatly missed. With gratitude for a life well lived, Dr. John Dirks President and Scientific Director Gairdner Foundation Dr. Lorne Tyrrell Chair, Board of Directors Gairdner Foundation
Dr. John Dirks

2014-04-15
Jim was an Ontario politician admired and very capable in both Premier Harris's and PM Harper's governments. Had the pleasure to meet him several times during Ontario PC leadership races, plus as federal politician. Will never forget when he came to Kitchener during 2004 election and just wanted to meet and help our campaign team. Jim was an inspiration to very many and will be sorely missed. Deepest sympathies to Christine and sons plus extended family. Thank you Jim for all you did for Canada!
Alide Forstmanis

2014-04-15
You will be missed a wonderful honest man who gave all of his life to making Canada a better place live. My condolences go out to his wife and three sons. There will never be another Jim Flaherty
Anita Maryk

2014-04-15
I was sad when you Jim Flaherty stepped down,in my mind the best Minister of Finance Canada had. A true Canadian with intergrity and compassion .Will miss you Jim. Be in peace where you are .
S.Peiris

2014-04-15
Thank you for your service to the public service. To our government, and preventing us to being like the whole world economy Thank you
david Edwards

2014-04-15
2014-04-15 I would like to extend my condolences to Mr. Flahertys' family and hope that they will gain some strength in knowing how much he was respected by so many Canadians for what he contributed to the economic welfare of our country over his years of service. He was a true Conservative.
Gerry White

2014-04-15
Dear Sir, you had a mind as sharp as your pencil, I salute you for your dedication to our country. May you rest in peace. Frank Forgues Sudbury, ON.
Frank Forgues

2014-04-15
Our hearts go out to the family of Jim, we are sorry for the loss of their husband and father. He always made us proud of Canada when we followed his involvement in the national and international world. Jim was a great Canadian and a deeply caring person. He will be missed!
Len and Deb Grywacheski, Saskatchewan

2014-04-15
A great man, Father and Husband who led Canada through very turbulent times and gained the respect of World leaders. My thoughts and condolences go to the Flaherty Family in this sad time.
Ken McGarvey

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family. Canada has lost a great man. He willl truly be missed.
Rao family, Ajax, Ontario

2014-04-15
Jim Flaherty was a great man and our family was proud to call him our MP. Thanks for the sacrifices your family has made for ours and all Canadians. The Flaherty family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Kozuskanich's, Brooklin
Rachel Kozuskanich

2014-04-15
Thank you to the Flaherty family for allowing your dad and husband to be so dedicated to our country. Mr. Flaherty truly seemed down to earth and to understand the common man. It is unfortunate that he could not enjoy a retirement that he truly deserved. May Mr. Flaherty rest in peace...
Joan Manderscheid, Bruno

2014-04-15
Canada has lost a great man. My condolences to his family. Diann Whittaker, Montreal
Diann Whittaker

2014-04-15
Rest In Peace Mr. Flaherty you certainly deserve it. You will be greatly missed by all and my thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time.
Amanda Manuel

2014-04-15
Sincerest condolences to all who knew this great statesman who navigated us all threw one of the worst economic contractions this country has ever endured. His dedicated service obviously took its toll. We are all in his debt..
Ian Neufeld

2014-04-15
We are very sad of your passing, M. Flaherty; You always put the humans above business, policies over politics and hard work over recognition. Thank you for loving Canada as much as we do, and wherever I will go in Canada and especially in Ottawa, I will always have a thought for you. To the family, our sincere condolences. He left you and us all in Canada, a great heritage.
P. Lévesque, St-Bruno-de-Montarville

2014-04-15
All of Canada should be grateful to have been blessed with this man guidance over the years. He did an exceptional job for all of us and it is no surprize that he was loving caring husband father and friend as well.
Elizabeth Crossman

2014-04-15
We are sorry for your loss. Mr Jim Flaherty did a lot of good for the Country and for the Whitby Community. He will forever be in our memories. (Member at Whitby Abilities Centre)
Shamira

2014-04-15
We will all miss Jim. He was a bright light in Canadian politics and a very honest and straight forward man. We can all thank our stars that he led Canada through the great recession. His passing is a great loss.
Chris Skillen

2014-04-15
Please accept my deepest condolences of the sudden passing of Jim Flaherty. Truly an outstanding person, hardworking and honest gentleman. I was sad to hear he was retiring and heart broken when I heard of his death. Jim will always be in our hearts, he made us proud of his efforts as a Canadian. Please know Canada loves you Jim!!!!
Daphne Lee

2014-04-15
It was a pleasure to have met Mr. Flaherty, and he has surely left us too soon. I am glad to call his sons my good friends, and express my deepest condolences to them and their mother, Christine. Thank you for your service to this great country, Mr. Flaherty.
Liam S.

2014-04-15
My sincere sympathies are with the Flaherty Family. For so many years and in so many ways Jim Flaherty kept a steady hand and guided us through troubling times. God Bless Jim.
Jack Fernihough

2014-04-15
He has touched my life in an unexpected way. I am sorry for your loss.
AJ Boulay

2014-04-15
Our deepest sympathy for the family . Jim was a great man and will be sadly missed by our Riding of Miramichi Grand Lake. May he rest in peace
frank trevorts pres

2014-04-15
My deepest sympathy. I remember Jim from the very first days of the Head Injury Association of Durham, and truly appreciated his participation in setting this organization up.
Inez Wilson

2014-04-15
We can't believe your gone. ,,,,god has another angel R I p,,Sandra and Ron Mitchell. .and Susan goold and tony beaudreau!
S Mitchell

2014-04-15
To Jim Flaherty's Wife and Children Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. Although we never met, he did a remarkable job for the people of Canada. He seemed to be a down to earth man and an honest one as well. Our prayers are with you.
Roy and Ann Salsbury

2014-04-15
Our thoughts an prayers go out to your family at this time......thank you , Jim and family for your service to Canada and all disabled peoples.
Margaret Maher and Family , Lachine , Quebec

2014-04-15
Our most sincere condolences to you, Christine and your boys.
Winston Ang and Family

2014-04-15
We are thankful for Mr. Flaherty's dedication and service to this country, and especially for helping to give us a sense of security when it came to our economic state. His surprise passing not only reminded us of how quickly time goes by, but also what a difference a person can make, like Mr. Flaherty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pearl Vaartstra-Edmonton

2014-04-15
Mr. Flaherty walks with the Angels now, however one can't help but think that he'll have that Irish gleam in his eyes, thus bringing a smile to all their faces. He'll serve Heaven well just as he did here on Earth. God bless you Sir.
Elizabeth Price

2014-04-15
My deepest condolences, Reading your speech about public service you gave in 2011 has greatly inspired by life choices and I thank you for that. Rest in Peace
Morris Lo

2014-04-15
Thank you for Mr. Flaherty years of dedication for us all. He did a great service to our country, was the best ministers. He will be missed. May his soul rest in peace. My sincerest condolences go to the Flaherty family and friends and may God give them all enough grace and strength to overcome this difficult time. My prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Vivian Ho, Scarborough ON
Vivian Ho, Scarborough ON

2014-04-15
Sincere condolences to Jim Flaherty family.
Margaret-Anne Turner

2014-04-15
Thank you for your great service for Canada, only 64 and you have be call away, vous allez beaucoup nous manqué
famille f.s garnier

2014-04-15
Thank you Mr Flaherty for all your years of service and especially for keeping us above water during the recession of 2008 - we are all going to miss you !!
D. Bruce & Family

2014-04-15
Although we may not have agreed on some issues of politics, I want to say how deeply sorry I am for his loss to his family. I loved his sense of humor, and down to earth manner with everyone, no matter their station in life. I especially was touched by how he allowed his sadness sometimes to be expressed by tears. My deepest condolences.
Deborah Everett

2014-04-15
Our deepest condolences to Jim Flaherty's family, friends and colleagues.
B. Michaud and K. McIntyre

2014-04-15
A friend to Canadians, a friend to the vulnerable and a friend to my family. A great man who gave it his all for country and is now at rest. Condolences to Christine and her three boys.
Ryan E. Barber

2014-04-15
My condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim, I believe, was one of the few politicians who truly cared for Canada!
George Edwards Nanaimo, BC

2014-04-15
My sincerest condolences on the death of your beloved husband and father. And my thanks for his service and the sacrifice of his precious time with his family. His footprint is great. His accomplishments will not be soon forgotten. May you find some peace and comfort in the coming days.
Lillian Parkinson, Ajax, ON

2014-04-15
Dearest Christine, Quinn, Galen & John, My heart is with you. My heart is heavy having also lost my husband at a young age. Grieve all you want; and grieve as long as you want. It is your right. Love to you all, Nancy Bennett-Yeatman Tatla Lake, BC.
Nancy Bennett-Yeatman

2014-04-15
My deepest and sincere condolences to Mr Jim Flaherty 's family. A million thanks to Mr Flagherty to leading Canada through the economic meltdown in 2008. In 2010 the Tax Free Saving Account was a bright and smart idea
Joselyn Kwong

2014-04-15
Thank you for your continued committment to our Country and for all the many many long hours that you spent making sure the budget always was balanced. You will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family. You were such a wonderful person and always had a contagious smile.
Brenda and Dan Mondoux

2014-04-15
Merci monsieur Flaherty pour votre travail effectué dans la fonction publique au niveau provincial de l'Ontario et au niveau fédéral. Votre jovialité dans le domaine de la politique sera manquée. Mes sympathies les plus sincères à toute la famille Flaherty ainsi qu'à tous ses amis proches.
Philippe Collin-Laflamme

2014-04-14
My deepest condolence to Mrs. Flaherty and family. It was alway a pleasure to see Jim give the budge on television and hear him laugh. I would always say well he will be out to buy a new pair of shoes. He will be missed and more by the family and always remembered.
Catherine Cozac

2014-04-14
Barry and Beatrice Carpentier On behalf of our family, we send our condolences to the Honorable Jim Flaherty's wife, family and friends. We know how sad it is to lose a loved one and our hearts are with you. Your husband, father and friend was an individual with integrity and principles. We thought that the Honorable Minister understood the Canadian people's financial priorities better than any other Finance Minister and that made a difference in building trust and stability. We hope that you will find love, compassion and hope in the minutes, days and months ahead knowing that your husband, father, friend and Minister made a difference; rest in the peace of those thoughts. Thank you, Honorable Jim Flaherty, rest in joyful peace, from Drayton Valley, AB.
Barry and Beatrice Carpentier

2014-04-14
Our sincere sympathy to the Flaherty family and their friends. Mr. Flaherty was a fine representative of Canada, its values and capabilities. Jim Flaherty will be missed.
Debbie & Tim McDonald

2014-04-14
Thank you to Honourable Minister Jim Flaherty for steadfast public service and commitment to the economic health of our country through a difficult time. It seems now that this was carried out at risk to his own health. To the Flaherty family I can only say thank you for sharing this fine man with the country, and I wish that you could have enjoyed more time with him. God bless.
Debra Chorney

2014-04-14
a great loss to our nation-a man who did a thankless job for so long and with such great success-may you rest in peace
jack shiaman

2014-04-14
We will never forget your smiley and friendly face as well as your contribution to the Canadian economy. We are so proud of you. May you rest in peace. With our sincerest & deepest condolences to the wife and family of Mr. Jim Flaherty.
Hoi Wong, Connie & Ivy Don

2014-04-14
Our sincere sympathies to the family of Mr. Flaherty. Mr. Flaherty was a great Canadian and a great visionary for this country. Thank you for all your accomplishments and dedication taking care of our beautiful country.
Grant & Lorraine Dunsmore

2014-04-14
loss............ no one understands it unless and until he experiences it to the family of the loved Jim Flaherty I send my heartfelt sympathy
DC

2014-04-14
It still hasn't sunk in that Jim Flaherty has passed. He was a true Canadian that had the welfare of all Canadian in his heart and mind. My family and I deeply appreciate what you had done for us in the past and also in our future. May you rest in peace and that the fruit of your achievement will bring comfort to your family.
Janette Cheong

2014-04-14
Even in death, Mr. Flaherty has the capacity to unite people. A great loss for Canada! May his soul rest in peace. May God continue to strengthen his family during this difficult time.
Lorna Chambers

2014-04-14
"In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing". We will miss this man who best showed his strength through his ability to show emotion. We're proud to have had your guidance through tough times. You make us proud to be Canadian. Now, it is your time to hear the angels sing.
Alice and Dean Killam, Chemainus BC

2014-04-14
Thank you for helping Canada during difficult times. You will be always remembered.
Attry Baston Arulpiragasam

2014-04-14
We have been blessed with your expertise & excellence in representing our riding of Whitby, the Province of Ontario, and our nation. We are very proud of your accomplishments in maintaining Canada's strength and stability. Your hard work and sacrifices will always be remembered and you will be greatly missed. May the Lord grant you eternal peace. Our heartfelt condolences, Mr. & Mrs. Thiruchchuthan and family
The Thiruchchuthan family

2014-04-14
Thank You Jim for your Service to Canada > Canada has lost a Great Man who served Canada for many years, My Thoughts and Prayers to Your Family, Thank You
J Rowley Nelson B.C.

2014-04-14
Thank you for inspiring future generations to answer the call to service. Us east coasters will miss your warm wit and appreciation for Ireland, Irish history and green.
Karen Moores

2014-04-14
Thank-you Sir for the great service you gave to Canadians. You are truly a great Canadian and will be missed. I would like to express loving and caring thoughts are being sent to your family and friends. You will be missed...but how wonderful to have spent a lifetime inservice to others! rest in Peace . Thank-you for your great great service and expertise.
Elizabeth Graham-Salm

2014-04-14
I join with so many Canadians and beyond to express my sincerest condolences for the loss of Jim Flaherty to Canada, to his family, and friends worldwide. He gave his best to Canada and I thank him and his family for that. He gave beyond measure and sacrificed so much to do so. Thank you for keeping us safe during the financial crisis that Canada weathered so well. I admired and respected your values, ideals and work ethic. Rest in eternal peace.
Marilou Rooke

2014-04-14
Sorry for your loss he was a great man and will be missed by all Canadians.
Bentley Kazimer

2014-04-14
My sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family. It would be nice if more people in public service conducted themselves like Mr. Flaherty. Decent man. He will be missed.
James Schoenfeldt

2014-04-14
14-4-14 Our thought and prayers are with the Flaherty family during this difficult time. He was a great man . He will be missed by all Canadians.Sincere condolences. Pat and Maddalena Rocchio, Whitby ,Ont.
Pat Rocchio

2014-04-14
With sincere sympathy to all the family and friends of The Honorable Jim Flaherty. We loss a great Canadian who represented Canada at its best. Your contribution to our country will never be forgotten.
Selma Vineberg

2014-04-14
It is with the greatest of sadness, that I have come here to say goodbye to a GREAT man. Words alone cannot express the sorrow my wife Pat and I feel at this great loss. Canadians all of us, owe a great deal to Mr. Jim Flaherty. He would have made a great Prime Minister, and I am sure Canada would be a better place with him at the helm. His family, wife and three sons will I am sure miss he terribly. With God all things are possible; please keep the faith, as we will do the same. God bless all of you and our prayers are with you. WESLEY GOOD AND PATRICIA GOOD TOTTENHAM ONTARIO
WESLEY GOOD

2014-04-14
Thank you so much for your dedication to our country. Rest well. My best to your family.
Alex Briede

2014-04-14
Our deepest sympathies to the Family and our heartfelt thanks to a genuine Canadian.With the greatest respect.
Mark and Marcia Bathurst, Whitby

2014-04-14
To the Flaherty family - Please accept my sincere and heartfelt sympathy at this most difficult time. Your loss is felt by the entire country and fellow Canadians have you in their hearts and prayers. Mr. Flaherty was an honest, no nonsense politician with a heart of gold. He will be dearly missed and his legacy will be regarded with utmost respect. Thank you Mr. Flaherty and may God bless.
Heather Bigelow

2014-04-14
To Mr. Flaherty's family: I an very grateful for his service to this country, done with such elan and integrity, and great Irish humour. He was a great example for all of us. I especially appreciated his care for those with developmental disabilities. He was a good man. I will miss him.
Theresa Seraphim

2014-04-14
We are sorry for the Flaherty family, and for all of Canada. The loss of a father - and at a young age, with a young family - is a sadness that breaks our hearts every day. We hope you know that millions of people share your grief and offer their prayers in support. Bon courage, from your Quebec friends.
Susan Read Pointe Claire QC

2014-04-14
A great Canadian, the country is poorer for this lose Thanks to his family for his long commitment to Canada! We as a nation now needed hundred young Canadians to step up to replace him to carry his vision forward for the future.
Stephen Bonner, CD

2014-04-14
Jim, You kept us in high financial regard the world over. You guided our country through economic chaos. There were few others unaffected, but still. I live in Whistler, and the lifestyle we covet, compared to so many the world over, is cherished and appreciated. You will always be remembered for what you provided us and all Canadians. Bravo!!
Billy Hanna

2014-04-14
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Flaherty family and friends during this difficult time. I am grateful for all of Mr. Flaherty's dedication and passion he had for our community and our country. He will be greatly missed!!
Tammy Fleming

2014-04-14
My name is Sherri and I returned home from my night shift to find my Mother in tears in the kitchen. Like you, we lost my Dad suddenly, without warning and that shock was relived at hearing your news. May you find comfort in your memories, solace in knowing he was loved so by so many and hope in knowing how much he loved you- his family. You can be proud knowing that you all helped make Mr. Flaherty the man he was and in turn he helped us all be better Canadians. His knowledge and personal strength, his passion and his vision saw this country through some of the worst financial times in recent history. His commitment to his community will always be remembered each time his name is brought to mind. Our most sincere condolences, Norette and Sherri Herd, Nanaimo, BC
Sherri-Lynn and Norette Herd

2014-04-14
My family sends our deepest condolences to the entire Flaherty family. Mr. Flaherty was a genuine individual who you just knew was doing his damnedest to make Canada a better place for us all. In many ways he succeeded, he will be sorely missed.
Anna Livingstone, Oshawa, Ontario

2014-04-14
We wish to send our deepest sympathy to Christine and family at this very sad and difficult time. We are thankful for all that Jim Flaherty has done for Canada and for being the person he was. He was a uniquely talented individual who successfully guided our country through a very challenging time. We will miss him greatly and we will never forget him.
Jim and Carol Drummond

2014-04-14
You were a man of great vision and utmost integrity. You will be remembered as one of the greatest Canadians of all times. THANK YOU!
Tien Can

2014-04-14
Sending my sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. I admired Mr. Flaherty's dedication to work and to Canada. He is a good example of all we should strive to be! So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed.
Cheryl Perrett

2014-04-14
Jim Flaherty will live on in the memories of all his family, friends and colleagues. All Canadians are thankful for his commitment and dedication to his position in the federal government. My heartfelt condolences go out to Jim's family.
Ingrid Eschuk

2014-04-14
My Deepest Sympathy to Jim Flaherty's family. Tuula Kivinen.
Tuula Kivinen

2014-04-14
Thanks for the great work you did,saving our nation during very difficult times. My condolences to your family.
Lorraine Skanes

2014-04-14
Thank you for the shoes, and the smile.
Darren Cassel

2014-04-14
Thank you for being you, an honest man, politician, and family man. I am so glad I was able to see your drive, determination and sparkle.
Kathryn Cassel

2014-04-14
Thank you jim. you were the best finance minister ever.
Bob Smith

2014-04-14
We wish to extend our sincerest sympathies to the Flaherty family. We appreciated his commitment and dedication to all Canadians. We will sincerely miss him, both as a great person and statesman. Brian and Linda Turner, Kamloops, B.C.
Brian Turner

2014-04-14
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Flaherty. Mr. Flaherty gave of his time and expertise to improve life for all Canadians. His contribution is greatly appreciated. Sincerely,
Frederick and Dallas Butt

2014-04-14
Canada has lost a true son in the sudden passing of Mr. Jim Flaherty. As Finance Minister he was admired internationally and much appreciated in Canada for steering our country so skillfully through the recent economic difficulties. I have always felt my financial circumstances were more secure in my retirement with Mr. Flaherty at the helm. My sincere condolences to all his family at this very sad time.
Judy C.

2014-04-14
I have fond memories of sailing with Jim on Conewago. He was generous and had a great sense of humour.
Bob Knight

2014-04-14
As Whitby residents we feel the loss of this genuine leader. We met him as a school dad, supported him as our MPP, MP and was truly proud when he became Minister of Finance. Our heartfelt sorrow goes out to Christine, John, Galen and Quinn. We want to thank you for sharing your husband and father as he really care for all of us as a country. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten. He has made his mark in life, so now rest in peace Jim, you've certainly earned it.
Brenda, Boyd and Garett Stuckless

2014-04-14
Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your service. May you rest in peace. It is hoped that these messages will bring the Flaherty family a small measure of comfort to know how much a nation loved and respected Mr. Flaherty.
Christine Stephen, Brampton

2014-04-14
A great Canadian
David and Angie Crabtree

2014-04-14
Rest in Peace Sir. Although we did not share the same politics - we did share the same love of country and of family. I was saddened to hear of your passing. Too soon. Condolences to family - Jim leaves a proud legacy.
John Apostolides

2014-04-14
Gone too soon. You will be missed.
sjohnston

2014-04-14
May the road rise up. We stand proud as Canadian's to have called you are own. Blessings.
Patricia Nicholl

2014-04-14
My condolences to the family of this great Canadian.
Shirley W. Nelson

2014-04-14
Heartfelt condolences to Mr. Flahertys Family, at his untimely passing. Many thanks for his sincere dedication to serving Canadians.
Grant Mitton

2014-04-14
Thank you. We'll miss you.
Korey Dykstra

2014-04-14
Jim Flaherty, You will be missed by every Canadian city and those who loved you so much. I would like to thank u for being our finance minister of Ontario. I would like to say my condolences to the Flaherty family in this heart breaking time that they are going through and I will miss you much as a citizen of Canada and as a future voter, you will be in my prayers and in my heart forever.
Alma Marie Sbattella Tendenilla

2014-04-14
Our deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family on their loss of a wonderful human being. Our thanks to Mr. Flaherty for allowing us to live a wonderful life. May he rest in peace. Don and Ann Tucker. Ottawa, Ontario
Ann Tuckeer

2014-04-14
Like many Canadians, I FELT I knew Mr. Flaherty even though I never actually did meet him. The praise from his friends and colleagues since his passing validates what I never knew but always thought him to be: a GREAT man. A GREAT man who performed his difficult job, as best he could, for as long as he could, up until the last three weeks of his life. He accomplished much, and influenced the lives of millions. Thank you sir.
Jim Cruickshank

2014-04-14
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to serve Canada and make it a better place for all Canadians. You were the best Finance Minister ever. You were admired and respected by everyone. We will miss you. Our deepest condolences to the entire family for their loss.
Sandra Loreto and Family

2014-04-14
Thank you for your service to Canada. May you rest in peace. God bless, Edward.
Edward Choi

2014-04-14
To a great and amazing man. RIP Jim
Cuthbert Family

2014-04-14
A great loss for Canada. Jim Flaherty was a dapper gentleman in the political world and will be sorely missed.
Angie Gordon

2014-04-14
condolences to Jim Flaherty's family on his passing. I watched him a lot on tv in the house of commons. He was a great man.
scott Yeates

2014-04-14
My deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. I will always remember Jim Flaherty as a man who truly cared for Canada and Canadians. I greatly respected his honesty and dedication to his fellow Canadians. He was a truly honourable man.
B. L. Breti

2014-04-14
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to this Country and for the riding in Whitby. I never agreed to some of the things you did but do realize that what this country and even the world are going through these decisions had to have been made. I also know that if any other party would have done a far worse job. I have had a politician in my riding that I really liked until you. My condolences to your family and sure hope Mrs Elliot remains in politics. Thanks again. May God bless you and keep you in peace.
Eddy Evans

2014-04-14
Mrs. Flaherty, John, Galen and Quinn. Please accept my sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your husband and father. Mr. Flaherty was one of the very few politicians who I truly admired and respected. I hope you find some comfort after reading the comments, what an enormous impact your husband and father had on this country. He will be deeply missed.
Mrs. Susan K

2014-04-14
jim thank you for your hard work and honesity you were a good man i
aldo gervasi sioux-lookout,ontario

2014-04-14
Christine & Family: We wish to express our deepest sympathy. Your husband was a great Canadian. He will be missed by many. Ted and Mary Pullen (nee Lowe), Oshawa, ON
Ted & Mary Pullen, Oshawa, ON

2014-04-14
would like too wish the Flaherty family, my condolences and deepest simpathy Jim was a good person and did a lot for the canadians.
Fred /Verna

2014-04-14
Thank You For What You Have Done For Our Country (Canada), You are with The Lord and Angels. Watch Over his family Also. I live in Chatham, ON.
Annie Malipaard

2014-04-14
Thank you for your tireless efforts to make this great country even better. In addition to the very public work you did in office, I was particularly struck by and will always remember your more quiet support of those less fortunate and those with disabilities. You were a great man and role model. You will be missed.
Paul Holba

2014-04-14
Canada has lost a great statesman. He safeguarded the well being of all Canadians and guided our country through one of the toughest economic times since the great depression. We owe our thanks and in many cases our livelihood to his foresight and guidance. My deepest sympathies to Christine and his boys.
The Lowe Family

2014-04-14
Jim - it was a pleasure to have known you and to have witnessed your deep commitment to family. Christine, John, Quinn and Galen, you are in my thoughts. "We remember them. At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember them. At the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter, we remember them. At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them. At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them. At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them. At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them. As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them. When we have joy we crave to share, we remember them. When we have decisions that are difficult to make, we remember them. When we have achievements that are based on theirs, we remember them. As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them." - Irish prayer.
Michelle Sullivan

2014-04-14
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Mr. Flaherty was indeed a rare Canadian who gave his all for the betterment of Canada.
Gail Boch

2014-04-14
Our deepest sympathy to the family in your loss. Thank you for the years of commitment and dedication to our wonderful Canada. God bless you all and bring you comfort and peace.
Bill & Marie Toovey

2014-04-14
To. Jim flaherty you.were a. Good Person. In. The. Political area. And the. Government. May. Your. Soul. Rest. In. Eternal. Peace. Will. Be. Greatly. Missed by. All. Canadians. Hope that your. Family. Can. Overcome this sudden. Loss. Amen
Noorani valjee 15042014

2014-04-14
Mr. Flaherty was dedicated and served Canada with honour. Thank you for your sacrifice.
Leona Skanes

2014-04-14
A man every Canadian could aspire to BE!A man RICH in CHARACTER!
Patti Green Alberta

2014-04-14
Or deepest sympathies to the Family. Thank you Jim for your dedicated service to Canada
John & Rose Polich

2014-04-14
Ronald Reagan once said "Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have made a difference in the world. Marines don't have that problem." Neither does Jim Flaherty. A gentleman and a true statesman; he made a huge difference for Canadians. It’s so sad he wasn’t allowed more time with his family to enjoy the well-earned fruits of his labour.
John Cullen

2014-04-14
Jim: You were truly "A man for all seasons" . You gave of yourself for the people of Canada and we thank you most sincerely. Our deepest regard and sympathy to your wonderful family.
Julie and Bill Deeks

2014-04-14
Thank you for your hard work in assisting all Canadians by initiating and executing meaningful changes to the federal income tax system. Thank you for seeing Canada through the financial crisis years by making critical choices and maintaining steady fiscal control. As Canadians, we are extremely proud and grateful for the strong reputation Canada displayed during your tenure as Finance Minister of Canada and your role in giving Canada a very credible worldwide leadership position in the area of global fiscal positioning. As an individual and as a politician, you have left an example for all politicians to aspire to. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to your wife and sons.
John & Valerie Consitt

2014-04-14
As a CA, I admire Jim Flaherty's ability to take a stance and execute with personal integrity. When I think back to the Income Trust changes, it couldn't have been a decision that he took lightly but executed in order to maintain fairness in our tax system. He also implemented TFSA's and disability savings, which are excellent examples of how to influence positive economic changes at the individual level through policy. His legacy is an example of what happens when one sticks to their personal convictions and puts personal intregrity above politics.
Alyssa Lochbaum

2014-04-14
jim you were an amazing person....rest in peace...
domenico iozzo

2014-04-14
Our condolences to the Flaherty family. Jim was a compassionate, intelligent and respected man- by Canadians and his international colleagues. He (and Mark Carney) led Canada through very challenging times and he worked tirelessly to do what he thought was in the best interest of Canadians to get the financial house/deficit in order plus he shared his wisdom among other G8 leaders. He had a very difficult job and always rose to the occasion. Jim was an inspiration to all. RIP.
Leslie Clarke, Toronto

2014-04-14
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Flaherty family. Canada has lost an amazing human being.
Beth & Tim Robson and Family

2014-04-14
RIP, Thank you helping people with disabilities, and thank you for your service to our wonderful country, Canada.
Roman and Rachele Remenda

2014-04-14
God please you and your family!
Bob Horne

2014-04-14
On behalf of our family,let me express our condolences to you four. Jim was a very special person and a friend. He was very kind to our son in January when he spent some time with him at the Queen's Model Parliament. He made a wonderful impression on our son that our family will always be grateful for. Jim, the country and the province and our family thank you.
Keith Lee-Whiting: keith@lee- whiting. com

2014-04-14
Farewell Jim. Thank you for your service and commitment to Canada.
Connor Jennings

2014-04-14
I was so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Flaherty. He, in my opinion, was the best Minister of Finance Canada ever had.
Madelene Gilligan

2014-04-14
Thanks to the Flaherty family for allowing us to benefit from Mr Jim Flaherty's courage, wisdom, humor, integrity, perseverance etc,etc. He left a huge void and I was sad but happy for him to spend more time with his family in retirement from public service. His passing was such a shock but on the bright side, may he be allowed to continue his 'work' in heaven.
Knorr family, Ottawa,Ont.

2014-04-14
Thank you for your years of service to Ontario and Canada, and especially your strong pragmatic leadership as Federal Finance Minister steering us away from financial danger during the recent global economic crisis. Though I never met you, you made a strong impression from what I saw on TV and read about you. You were a rare kind of senior politician: one who never forgets their humour or humility. I was shocked and saddened that you and your family would now never enjoy the years of financial rewards and more relaxed personal time that you so richly deserved for all you gave up in public service to Canada.
Alex Leslie

2014-04-14
Condolences to the Family of Jim Flaherty. So sorry to see him go and I shall miss seeing him on TV and reading about him and the budget.
Jeanette Nelson

2014-04-14
Canada has lost a great man and an honest politician. The Honorable Jim Flaherty earned respect from all Canadians and it is our sad loss. Canada owes him so much for keeping our great country intact while other countries fell apart. There will never be another Finance Minister that can fill his shoes. My deepest sympathy to all his family. Sincerely, Carroll Fuster
Carroll Fuster

2014-04-14
"May God hold you in the hollow of his hand". Thank you Mr. Minister for giving this great country stability and prosperity while others faltered. You will surely be missed. Sincere condolences to your family and friends
J.E.R.

2014-04-14
Rest in peace Mr. Flaherty and thank you for your service to Canada. Condolences to your family.
Alexander & Carol Dunlop

2014-04-14
I had the pleasure of meeting the Honorable Minister eight years ago while I was a reporter with the Standard-Freeholder in Cornwall, ON. Okay, truth be told, I was a little annoyed because he'd kept me waiting at the Summerheights Golf Links probably close to an hour. There were worse places I could wait, it was after the regular work hours, there was a bar and I was having a beer with some local Conservatives who were awaiting Mr. Flaherty's arrival. Eventually, he arrived, and I must say what really struck me more than anything, was his genuine personality. He apologized for the delay (can't remember what it was, but obviously a very busy guy). I asked him the questions my editor wanted to focus on (can't remember what they were), then we chatted out by the putting green. What I do remember is asking him, just out of curiousity, was how when someone like my myself had trouble balancing their bank book, how he could balance the bank book of the whole country? Jim basically was very casual and down to Earth about it, talking about how you take it one thing at a time. He struck me as such a very genuine, great person. A truly sad loss for our country. My deepest condolences to your family, Jim.
Kathleen Hay

2014-04-14
I send my sincere condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty. He was a dedicate public servant and his policies of cutting the GST, introducing the tax free savings account, introducing the registered disability savings plan and the children's fitness tax credit and the children's arts tax credit have benefits thousands of Canadians. As a person with a disability i benefit from the registered disability savings plan and I have financial security for my future because of Jim. I am saddened he's gone but I know he is in a better place.
Ishmael

2014-04-14
Ginny and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s death and our thoughts are with the Flaherty family during this painful time. Jim contributed greatly to the stability of international markets, and his leadership in public finance gained the respect and admiration of all those who worked with him, both in Canada and the United States. Although there are no words that can adequately console such a loss, the Flaherty family are very much in the thoughts and prayers of all of us at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.
Gary Doer

2014-04-14
My family and I are deeply saddened by loss of such a great Canadian. He took care of us through the worst economic times with great courage and wisdom.To the family of Mr. Flaherty we send our deepest sympathy. He will be greatly missed.
Michael Gerich & Family Kitchener

2014-04-14
So sad to hear the terrible news. Jim was fiery and passionate; he stood by his principles and clearly earned respect across party lines. He will be missed.
Phillip, Whitby

2014-04-14
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the Flaherty family, at this very difficult time... Mr. Flaherty, you were one in a million. R.I.P
Ernie and Maria Schofield

2014-04-14
My condolences to the Flaherty family. Such a great Canadian who did us proud.
Mike Chula

2014-04-14
It is with great depth of sadness that I received the news by radio bulletin on Thursday, April 10th at approximately 1:00pm. Just the weekend Saturday April 5th, I had the privilege of visiting the Canadian Parliament and sat only a few feet from the seat once held by this phenomenal man.....He was truly a dedicated Canadian who gave his life quietly and with dignity for his country. I extend to his devoted wife and his very fine sons my deepest regret and pray for them to find the courage and strength through Almighty God to deal with this great and truly unexpected early loss. Sincerely, Carolyn Maie Barker
Carolyn Maie Barker

2014-04-14
Mr. Flaherty's contributions not only greatly helped Canada through troubled times, but also showed the rest of the world on how to attempt to attack extremely difficult issues. I feel so sorry that his family cannot enjoy more of his much deserved time after he finally was able to leave politics with the country in the financial position that only he could have engineered. I am physically disabled or I would make all attempts to attend the viewing. I will certainly watch the televised funeral & my thoughts will be with you.
Hugh Reid

2014-04-14
Mr. Flaherty, may your faith give you peace and may Canada live on as you envison. May your family find comfort in knowing that you serve your country in honour.
Sunny Yu

2014-04-14
Thank you for your service to our country, Minister Flaherty. May God watch over your family during this difficult time.
Brent Towsley

2014-04-14
A very sad day for Canada. Thank you for all you have done to Canada, to the World, and specially to persons with disability. The Parliament of Canada will miss your intelligence, your courage and your elegant approach. My sincere condolences to Christine and the three sons. Rest in peace.
Jorge Campos

2014-04-14
Thank you for your long commitment to Canada!
Troy Mitchell

2014-04-14
He was one of the smartest, honest politicians. He did an amazing job. My prayers and thoughts go out to his wife and kids. He died too young.
Charlene Bender, Whitby

2014-04-14
Please accept my sincere condolences for the passing of Mr. Flaherty. His contributions and service are immense and under his participation, Canada is a much stronger country. Thank you for what you have done for us all.
Brian King

2014-04-14
You were a great man. May you rest in peace. My sincerest condolences go to you friends and family.
Steve Drinkwater

2014-04-14
My sincere sympathy to the Flaherty family. Please know that in your sudden loss your country stands behind you, and mourns. Most Canadians know Mr. Flaherty for his instrumental leadership on pressing financial matters, and we are grateful for those dedicated years of service. But as his family, you know him as a loving husband and father, and I am sorry that his passing is so untimely and so unfair. May your memories of the best of times hold you close, and that in spirit he lives on within you.
Megan Thompson

2014-04-14
We write to express our respect for and to mourn the loss of the late James Flaherty. He was a man of integrity who gave our nation a fine example of dedication and service for which we are grateful. His work and his manner improved our politics and our country in many ways. We grieve with his family. "Desiderantes meliorem patriam.
Jean L. and Gordon R. Cunningham CM

2014-04-14
My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Flaherty. He had been an excellent leader and did a lot of good for our country. I was very pleased to see he had finally decided to retire and have time to himself. It is unfortunate that he passed away shortly after getting out of the public life. While I am confident he is at peace now, as humans, it is still sad to see him depart so soon as so suddenly after retirement.
Ali Shallwani

2014-04-14
Sincere Condolences to Mr Jim Flaherty's family
Marc Williams

2014-04-14
As a Whitby resident I am especially proud of the dedication and hard work of Mr. Flaherty. He was truely one of best politicians and community advocates in our town, province and country. On behalf of my family, our deepest condolences.
Lynn Winterstein

2014-04-14
As Canadians, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. Although sad, it is nice to see so many in this country visibly moved by the passing of Jim Flaherty.That is the true testament to the man, his accomplishments, and his love of Canada. May Jim's family take great comfort in that.
Ian Forrester

2014-04-14
I would like thank Mr.Flaherty for all of the good he has done for the people of Canada and for his lifetime of service to Canada he will be missed. My condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family and friends
Terry Neufeld

2014-04-14
You will be missed.
Jean Clarke, Whitby

2014-04-14
I felt genuinely sad to learn of Mr. Flaherty's sudden passing. He was a dedicated, selfless and highly effective civil servant who gave his all to Canada. In an economic dark period, his guidance was instrumental in keeping Canada's economy on the right course.
Walid Chatila

2014-04-14
Minister Flaherty was one of the good ones, and we'll miss him dearly.
Jon Flemming

2014-04-14
My condolences to the Flaherty family. Such a great Canadian and did us all proud.
Sheila Keough

2014-04-14
As a member of the Kingsbury family, I wish to offer my deepest sympathies to the Flaherty family. He will never be forgotten by our family.
Jocelyne Kingsbury Cross

2014-04-14
Deepest sympathy and prayers for the wife and family of the Honorable Jim Flaherty, loving husband and father; and great Canadian! He was truly honorable in the example he set for all of us... Rest in peace...
Kathleen Foster

2014-04-14
Dear Flaherty Family: Mr. Flaherty will be truly missed. Integrity and fairness is what comes to mind when I think of him. He instilled a sense of security in me as a Canadian with him at the helm of our financial affairs. Such a loss. May he rest in peace and blessings to all his family.
Debra Cornell

2014-04-14
Many thanks to Mr Flaherty for leading Canada through the economic meltdown. His foresight set the bar for the world to follow. Our country will miss your guidance. My families thoughts and prayers are with the Flaherty family.
George Burchart

2014-04-14
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. He was another wonderful gentleman, that will be missed by all. May he rest in peace. June and Carmen Romano , Oakville, Ont.
june romano

2014-04-14
Honorable Jim Flaherty, thank you for your dedication and service to our great country. You were a true leader and were able to guide us through some tough times, while preparing us for the future. I would like to pass on my condolences to the Flaherty family.
D. Hewitt

2014-04-14
Mr. Flaherty was a wonderful Canadian and a truly good human being. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us all so unselfishly. How I wish he had been given more time with his sons and his wife. I will remember him whenever Canada does something that makes me proud.
Deb Cushing

2014-04-14
Rest in peace. American showing support for Canada. San Francisco, California
KF6OLC

2014-04-14
My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. We have lost a great man who did so much for Canada.He worked very hard and gave up time away from his family. Always in our prayers From Whitby Ontario God Bless you all.
Tammy McLachlan

2014-04-14
Heartbreaking time for your family and Canadians. You were a politician who genuinely wanted to make Canada better for Canadians and did it - not just talked about it. It was wonderful to see the respect that everyone had for you for doing the decent thing, the right thing. Thank you. May there be a little bit of Ireland in your heaven.
Cathy McCormack

2014-04-14
Jim Flaherty was everything and more that Canadians could ask for in a political leader. His gracious wit, passion for the disabled, strength and skill at guiding Canada through the recession and love for his country were exemplary. My deepest condolences to Christine and his three boys, John, Galen and Quinn. I lost my own father some years ago and understand the deep sense of loss and grief that you must be feeling. Thank you for sharing him with us as we now share his loss with you.
Robin Toupin

2014-04-14
Jim was an example of a great human being; giving, pragmatic, fun loving, intelligent and dedicated. A great loss for his family, friends, country and the world. My sympathy to his family. Cindy Rutherford Calgary, Canada
Cindy Rutherford

2014-04-14
Thank you for your honourable and remarkable service to the people and government of Canada. Please accept our deepest sympathy to the Flaherty Family.
Brian & Pauleen Houlihan

2014-04-14
C'est avec tristesse que j'ai appris le départ de Mr Flaherty. Mes plus sinceres condoléances a sa famille et amis.
Serge Tremblay

2014-04-14
Thank you Mr. Flaherty for being a person first before a politician. Your dedication to the Canadian People will always be remembered. You are a true inspriation for all Canadians and will be greatly missed!!
Carrie and family

2014-04-14
I admired your service and dedication. A warm personality not to be forgotten. RIP.
ramni kent

2014-04-14
I had the opportunity to meet Jim at a number of political events in the past, and I was always taken in by how warm, engaging and funny he is. When you spoke to him, it felt as if there was nobody else in the room. My condolences to Christine and their boys on their loss. Thank you, Jim, for your service to our country. You will be missed.
Josh, Toronto

2014-04-14
Thank you for a life of service. You are a GREAT Canadian and will be missed by all of us.
Margaret & Ron Johnson

2014-04-14
We would like to thank Jim for his unequalled contribution to all Canadians and express our gratitude and sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time. Jim will be sadly missed by all of us.
Yellowhead EDA Board of Directors

2014-04-14
Words cannot express the sadness felt in Whitby for a man who gave so much to his community. While you are now in heaven we will not forget your kindness, honesty, and your compassion for others. May you rest in peace.
Michelle Ivall

2014-04-14
To Minister Flaherty's Family: I was saddened to hear about Minister Flaherty's passing. He was a great Canadian who I had the pleasure of knowing. His integrity and dedication to this country inspired me and he did it with such grace under the most adverse conditions. As we approach Easter, I hope and pray that you find solace in the Easter message which will perhaps soften the enormity of your loss.
Terry Salman

2014-04-14
Merci Mr.Flaherty pour tout ce que vous avez fait! Merci pour le respect que vous avez toujours montré envers vos responsabilités! Merci de nous avoir montré la voie de faire plus avec moins! Merci d'avoir fait preuve d'un si grand professionnalisme tout au cours de votre vie! Merci d'avoir était un exemple pour tous en particulier nos enfants! Merci d'avoir été si honnête toute votre vie, avec vous-même et avec les autres! Merci, Merci Mr. Flaherty! Que Dieu prenne soin de vous pour l’éternité!
Bernard Richard

2014-04-14
Thank you for your lifetime of public service, and most importantly for your continued commitment to the disabled community. We were neighbours in NDG (Belmore Ave.)and you attended Loyola High with our brother David. May you now Rest in Peace..!!! The Humes family
Michael Humes

2014-04-14
He was a Wonderful Man- Taken far too Young- He will be Missed, Our Deepest Sympathy to His Wife & Family . You are in our Thought & Prayers. Sincerely Johnny & Barbara Colangelo Cookstown On.
Johnny & Barbara Colangelo

2014-04-14
Isaiah 53: 4 Surely He has born our grief and carried our sorrows. I know this verse may not seem comforting now due to the pain of your loss, but I know Jim Flaherty has served Canada well and will be missed by many. I pray his family takes comfort in the support they have around them. As a first time home buyer I appreciate what Mr. Flaherty did to keep Canada out of the economic storm that engulfed many U.S. homebuyers. God bless.
Debbie

2014-04-14
I was deeply saddened by the news of Jim's passing. I had several opportunities to meet with him prior to and during his political life and held him in the highest regard. I often thought of him when the financial world was in tatters and slept better knowing he was at the helm. Jim really was a grounded, rational, normal type of guy. It always struck me as bizarre that someone so massively important to this country, could be seen standing in line at the local Whitby Timmies without a security detail but that was Jim. My deepest condolences to Christine and the boys. This country owes your family a debt of gratitude for all of your public services over the years.
Scott Meadwell

2014-04-14
Our deepest condolences to the wife and family of Jim Flaherty. May he Rest In Peace.
Wally, Jean-Marie and Terry Plagenz

2014-04-14
Our deepest sympathy to your wife and family. Such a well liked man!
Wendy&Garnet MacKay. Whitby

2014-04-14
Mr Flaherty: Canada is a better place to live in due to your hard work. You will be missed dearly. Our condolences to your wife and kids!
Mark Malko and family

2014-04-14
Sorry for your loss, we might have not known personally, but he have touch our lives financially. He will be missed.
Joan Alfonso-Piché and family

2014-04-14
this country lost one of most outstanding man this canadian has ever known.
bob and jan quinn, wetaskinwin ab

2014-04-14
Deepest sympathy to the Flaherty family on the passing of Jim. He was a wonderful stand-up minister who will be greatly missed. Canada is a smaller country after his loss.
M. L. Devlin

2014-04-14
Dear Christine, John, Galen and Quinn: A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our sincerest condolences. May Jim's memory be eternal.
Sophia Arvanitis & Ken Bednarek

2014-04-14
Thank you Mr. Flaherty for your dedication to the country as the Finance Minister for the last 8 years. It has been a tough job, I'm sure, with the volatility of the economy. My sincere condolences to your family.
William Hurley

2014-04-14
Rest in Peace, Mr. Flarherty, you are a great Canadian.
Diana &Robert Wormington

2014-04-14
I was a client of Jim Flaherty's in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a great man and a great negotiator on our behalf. My family expresses sincere condolences to him and to his family at this sad time. He will be greatly missed.
Pyarali Kassam

2014-04-14
on behalf of the regier familly our deepest condolences to the flaherty familly he was a good person
frank regier

2014-04-14
Jim Flaherty was a fine man and a true Parliamentarian. My condolenses to his family and friends. He will be missed.
Ruth Rogers

2014-04-14
Thank you for your positive and caring work for the people of Canada. You will be missed. Condolences to your family
Blair Kabeary

2014-04-14
Mr. Flaherty was taken from us too soon, but his commitment to public service and the successful financial legacy he left for Canada will forever be remembered as part of our history.
Lucy Papp

2014-04-14
Thank you for all the hard work and sacrifice you made on behalf of the country and the city of Whitby! God Bless your memory and may God Bless your family. We are going to miss your cheerful presence at our many festivals both in Whitby and Brooklin.
Maggie & Guy Baker, Brooklin On

2014-04-14
You whom took the time to answer the "ordinary" and "unknown"; you will be deeply missed. May the prayers and love of everyone assist you in this transition. I also pray that your legacy lives on and that your hard accomplished work for Canadian remains forever. With deep sincere love, God Blessings.
Réjeanne Gingras

2014-04-14
May the best of you, Mr. Minister, be vibrant in all Canadians. You deserve a tribute like that legacy.
David W. Lincoln

2014-04-14
My sincere condolences to the Flaherty family on their loss. He will be missed by many.
Nancy Florian

2014-04-14
Our Sincere sympathy to the Flaherty family. Mr Flaherty was a true Canadian who loved his country. He will be dearly missed. Slainte. "Ar dheis de go rainy a anam"
Hannah and John Nuttall Victoria B.C.

2014-04-14
Dear Flaherty Family; I had the privilege and pleasure of corresponding through the mail with Mr. Jim on a few occasions through the years when he was Canada's Minister of Finance. He was always thoughtful, intelligent and articulate in his replies to my letters. I will always value the fact that he took time out of his busy schedule to respond to me in detail. The fact that Canada is still in good financial shape as a nation, unlike other nations in the West, is in large part due to Mr. Flaherty's ministerial acumen. Canada was blessed to have him for the valuable contribution he made to our nation as a faithful public servant. We will miss him and history will remember him well. Thank-you Jim Flaherty. Rest in Heavenly peace. Christopher S. Windsor Ontario.
Christopher S.

2014-04-14
Few people get to be trusted with our federal finances. And few people I have trusted as a Canadian, but you were one of the few. Kudos to all your hard work you've given Canadians. Rest in peace.
Dustin Dauncey

2014-04-14
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great man Jim Flaherty. He was the best finance minister for Canada, developing the ODRSP for people with disabilities, including myself, he thought of everyone's needs, which we are truly grateful. We are very proud of Jim's accomplishments that he set forth, and will be forever remembered in our hearts. May peace be with you and your family.
Brenda Friesen and Jordon MacKinnon

2014-04-14
This nation really does owe a lot to Mr. Flaherty, even as a young liberal I am happy to say so. When other countries were embroiled in social turmoil due to the financial instability brought by the recession, Canada, with the help of Mr. Flaherty and the conservatives, endured and came out as one of the world's most stable economies. His service to Canada is greatly appreciated and his dedication, even as he struggled with his skin disease, is truly honourable. I may not have known him, but from what I can gather, he was well respected and loved by his family, friends, coworkers, constituents, and international acquaintances. He proved as an example to all current and future politicians (and Canadians in general) of how a great politician should serve his or her country; an example sorely lacking in all the levels of political existence currently in Canada. His legacy will live long and proud in Canada's history. To his family and friends, you should really be proud of the man you call husband, father and friend for he was a great man. Remember that even though he may not be with you physically, he will always be with you in your hearts and memories; memories and feelings in which you should always cherish the most. May he rest in peace.
M.K., Ajax ON

2014-04-14
My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Jim Flaherty. Rest in peace Jim. Your tireless service to all Canadians did not go unnoticed. You will surely be missed by many. May God bless the family, friends and the many Canadians from Coast to Coast grieving at this time.
Peter Gatama Gachira (Edmonton, AB)

2014-04-14
My condolences to Mr. Flaherty's family. Canada is proud of Mr. Flaherty's devotion and achievements.
Hiram

2014-04-14
Thank-you Jim for your many years of service to our country. My family and I offer our deepest sympathy to Christine and the boys at this difficult time.
Martin LeMoine

2014-04-14
Thank for leading Canada in terms of Economy Turbulence through out the world Wishing rest at peace
Sukanya

2014-04-14
Sincere sympathy to the family and thank you for sharing such a wonderful man with Canada. He was a very special person.
Sheila Martin

2014-04-14
Mr. Flaherty was the only politician that we could believe in. He was a smart, kind and pragmatic man. He was a wonderful representative for Canada. He will be missed. Sincere sympathies to his family.
Caroline R.

2014-04-14
To a true Canadian and public servant who dedicated his political life to the betterment of Canada and those proud citizens within. I thank you Jim Flaherty.....God Bless.
Peter and Linda

2014-04-14
Thank you Mr Flaherty for all your years of service and especially for keeping us above water during the recession of 2008 - we are all going to miss you !!
Janice C

2014-04-14
Are hearts & prayers go out to Christine & family.Thank you for just being you Jim.you will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Edmond Crosbie

2014-04-14
we from Nova Scotia are so sorry. for the lost of one of Canada,s outstanding state man. he will always be missed. prayers are with the family, from a loyal canadian, retired CAF, Robert Shore CD
Robert Shore

2014-04-14
I wish to express my sadness and sympathy with the passing of Mr. Flaherty. May his family and friends be comforted during this time and may God be with them also at this time. I worked under the Ministry of Finance for a short term of time when he was Minister of Finance in the Ontario Government. He was well liked and respected.
Janet P

2014-04-14
My thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family during this difficult time. May they find strength in their memories of this special man. He was an exceptional Canadian and will remain in our memories forever.
Angela Parkes

2014-04-14
Farewell Jim: You are in heaven now with Jesus. God bless you Sir: we will miss you always.
Christopher Richard Wade Dettling

2014-04-14
It is with sadness that myself and my family offer our condolences with the sudden death of Jim Flaherty and this being Easter Week our thougths and prayers are with his wife and three triplet sons. Jim was a great Canadian statesman and with be sorryfully missed as a compassionate man that loved his country Canada
Kathleen (Kay) Roper

2014-04-14
You had a profound impact on my life. The opportunity you extended to me as a young man set me on a path that has led to the people, experiences and career that have defined my adult life. All things I wouldn't trade for anything on this earth. I will be forever grateful to you. Thank you. May you rest in peace and one day be joined by those who you cherished most in your short time here on earth.
Jon

2014-04-14
On behalf of the Board of the Ontario Psychological Association, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to MPP Christine Elliott and her three sons on the passing of her dear husband, the Honourable Jim Flaherty. The outpouring of people across Canada speaks volumes. Jim Flaherty will be remembered with respect as an honourable, compassionate and caring man - a true Canadian.
M. Janet Kasperski

2014-04-14
I cried and cried when I heard the sad news. I felt like I knew you from afar in Alberta and you did a great job for Canada and Canadians. The world knew how steady you were at the helm steering through rough waters the world had not seen for over 80 years. You did not even had a chance to enjoy your early retirement. Rest in Peace as God is with you now. Lucy, Edmonton, AB
Lucy, Alberta

2014-04-14
I did meet Mr Flaherty at a dinner at the PC headquarters in Toronto for dinner. This was a long time ago. At that time Mr Flaherty was a partner in the law firm Flaherty Dow Elliot. Mr Flaherty was a very gracious host for the dinner. He display genuine interest and care for all his guests. I had a great memorable conversation with him during this occasion. He truly is a great individual and went above and beyond to make sure this great country stayed the course for economic reform. We will continue to reap the benefits of his vision for years to come. You will truly be missed Mr Flaherty.
Nick Tuli

2014-04-14
Thank you for making Canada so proud. You will be missed.
Krista

2014-04-14
thanks for a great job, Jim will be sincerely missed by The gang at PLUTO'S TAKEOUT RESTAURANT Harry, Peter, and Melissa. Our deepest synpathy
Peter McCullogh

2014-04-14
Was really heartbroken to here of Jim's passing. I wish you our sincerest condolences to your entire family. Canada needs more people like Jim.
Benjamin Purkiss

2014-04-14
Our sincere sympathies to the Flaherty family during this very difficult time. We were very sad to hear of his sudden passing. He was a remarkable human being who gave so much to our country. God bless you all.
Audrey & Ray Kostuch

2014-04-14
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, even though I did not know Mr Flaherty, he seemed like a very nice man that loved Canada and it's people. May he rest in peace.
Theresa Mason

2014-04-14
Our sincere condolences to the Flaherty family. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with the people of Canada. Much respect to his memory, he will not be forgotten. His smile lit up the screen and, even when he was delivering news we did not like, it made everything better. Again thank you.
Peggy and Malcolm Wilson

2014-04-14
Thank you Jim for passing a bill that lets parents with disable children to save money once they grow up.
Mathew

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