Community mourns a tragic loss

Heart-felt condolences from the entire community go out to the family and friends of Delores Brown.

Heart-felt condolences from the entire community go out to the family and friends of Delores Brown.

For weeks – ever since she was reported missing July 29 – we all hoped and prayed the young Penelakut woman would be found alive and well.

Those hopes were dashed when her remains – found off Norway Island Aug. 19 – were identified Aug. 25.

We all want answers, of course. We want to know what happened. But in the midst of that, we must pay our respects to those closest to Delores.

More than anyone, they know the gifts she had to share, and will miss what this young woman had to give to the world and her community.