Magdalen Islanders leave Lapierre family funeral filled with sense of hope


When a tree is shaken by the violence of the winds and its life seems threatened, it takes refuge in its roots,” Father Gosselin told the crowded Saint-François-Xavier du Bassin Church during Friday’s funeral service.

“That’s what we’ve been living in our family and in our community for the past week: We all have the reflex to go home … to nourish ourselves from the comfort that comes from being together — as if to save our lives with love.”

That love is tangible on the islands as the tight-knit community mourns alongside the Lapierre family.

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