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The Honourable George J. Furey, Q.C.

Speaker of the Senate

   

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Statement by the Speaker: Death of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

It is with great sadness that I learned of the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga Jr.

Senator Enverga – known affectionately as Jun – was appointed to the Senate in September 2012 to represent the province of Ontario. The first Canadian of Filipino descent summoned to the Upper Chamber, Senator Enverga was a proud voice for his community and for the many diverse communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

Of his many contributions, Senator Enverga will be most remembered as a fierce advocate for persons with disabilities and a tireless champion for multiculturalism. He was respected by all of his colleagues for his kindness, his warm sense of humour and his unparalleled work ethic.

In every aspect of his parliamentary work, Senator Enverga was not shy about sharing his deep love for Canada. It has been a privilege to serve with him and I know he will be dearly missed by everyone in the Senate family.

On behalf of all Senators, I wish to extend sincere condolences to his wife Rosemer, and his three daughters, Rystle, Reeza and Rocel.