This is a tragic story. I sincerely hope Dave Batters is able to find in death the peace that eluded him in life, and my thoughts and condolences are with his family, and his former colleagues and friends, in what must be a very difficult time.
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Leader-PostJune 30, 2009 12:01 PM
REGINA — The family of Dave Batters released a statement confirming that the Saskatchewan MP took his life on Monday.
The statement reads: The family of Dave Batters is grieving the sudden loss of their beloved husband, son and brother, who sadly chose to take his own life at home in Regina on Monday, June 29.
Last fall, Dave courageously made public his battle with depression and anxiety when he chose not to run for re-election as the Member of Parliament for Palliser. He entered treatment and his family and friends hoped he would overcome his illness. Tragically, this was not to be.
Dave and Denise's family greatly appreciates the support of their friends during this extremely difficult time and requests that the media respect their privacy.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.