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McElhill family statement in full

McElhill family
The family-of-seven died in the fire

As parents we have always tried our best for our children.

The duty of any parent is to teach their children the difference between right and wrong.

Arthur was no different in that he was brought up to respect the same values as our eight other children.

The events of two years ago have devastated and shattered our lives beyond belief. Our pain is immeasurable and it will endure for the rest of our lives.

We love and miss Arthur, Lorraine and our grandchildren every day.
We will always remember them as a happy family.

We thank the emergency services and those who rendered assistance on the night of 13 November 2007.

We also wish to express our gratitude to all who continue to support us in our grief and at this difficult time we appeal for the privacy of our family to be respected.

We ask you to keep both the McGovern and McElhill families in your prayers, may all those who have died in this tragedy rest in peace.

Charles and Patricia McElhill

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