Statement from Mayor and Council of Oak Bay on the loss of Aubrey and Chloe

December 27, 2017

We have been shaken as a community by the tragedy on Christmas Day.  There are no words to express the sadness we feel for the loss of these two young girls and how to truly comfort the profound grief of their family.

On behalf of Oak Bay Council, District staff, and residents of Oak Bay, I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of those two precious young girls.  Our heart breaks for you and we, as a community, are here for you.

I understand the family has asked for privacy so while it is very important that we support them, it is critical that we do so in a way that respects their wishes.  We must also support each other and I’m so proud to see that is already occurring in various forms, all around Oak Bay.

None of us escapes the impacts of such an inexplicable tragedy so close to home. We must also support each other during this time. Please join us as we come together in community to honour these beloved girls, Aubrey and Chloe.   A candle-light vigil will be held on Willows Beach on Saturday December 30 at 7pm. Please dress warmly, bring a candle and a silent prayer of love.

Thank you to our Police Department, first responders and those journalists in our community having to cover this heart-breaking and disturbing incident. 

Mayor Nils Jensen
District of Oak Bay