Letters to the Editor

'Given us the strength'

I'd like to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support shown to my children and me during this inconceivable time in our lives. The love, kindness and compassion we have felt throughout this past week has given us the strength to get through these difficult times.

I was humbled by the overwhelming number of friends and family who came to my daughter Nellie's service to show their love for her and for us. We thank you and we love you.

It's also important for me personally to express that I was unaware and absolutely never endorsed any benefit, fundraiser or donations of any kind to help cover any family-related expenses. I cannot explain my anguish when I saw mention of such a thing happening on the day of my daughter's memorial.

Furthermore, I want to make it clear that no one has my permission to seek donations in my daughter's name in the future. Any solicitation using my family name is done so without my consent.

Please accept my thanks for your notes and kind words this past week. The hundreds of calls, notes and kind words have given me more comfort than you will ever know.

Mike Noble