He wrote an open letter to all of Canada on August 20, 2011, 2 days before he died. It was one of the most honest and inspiring letters that I have read from a politician and I hope that we, as a whole country, can take his words and try to make our country the best it can be.
He will be honoured at a rare state funeral, generally reserved for Prime Ministers & Governor Generals. It will be this Saturday, August 27 at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto. I will be there to pay my respects.
May you rest in peace.