Quick re­sponse to tragedy

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

Tragedy struck our close-knit fam­ily at the First Pres­by­te­rian church new year’s eve con­cert, with the pass­ing by mas­sive heart at­tack of our most loved Brian muise: hus­band, fa­ther, grand­fa­ther, brother, un­cle to many.

of all the many places this could have oc­curred on that day, the fam­ily is com­forted to know, with ab­so­lute cer­tainty, that the im­me­di­ate med­i­cal help Brian re­ceived by com­mu­nity mem­bers was his best chance.

The off-duty ot­tawa fire­fighter who mirac­u­lously ap­peared, and within 15 sec­onds took charge of the whole sit­u­a­tion in a calm and com­pas­sion­ate man­ner, and the re­tired nurse who per­formed mouth-to­mouth be­fore paramedics ar­rived, are for­ever in our hearts. The paramedics’ and hos­pi­tal staff ’s ex­per­tise and car­ing sup­port made an un­real sit­u­a­tion as palat­able as one could hope.

We will never ques­tion or be in doubt about what else could have been done, and for this, we thank ev­ery­one for all they did, and for

our peace of mind. Mary Camp­bell Prescott

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