Enverga died while on a Parliamentary trip to Colombia.
Conservative Senator Tobias Enverga, who was appointed to the Senate by Stephen Harper in 2012, has passed away at the age of 61.
Enverga died while on a Parliamentary trip to Colombia for the ParlAmericas Annual Plenary Assembly, along with members of the Liberals and NDP.
Many of Enverga’s fellow Senators and those who knew him shared their sadness upon learning of his passing:
Heartbroken to hear of the untimely death of my friend Senator Tobias Enverga. Thoughts and prayers with his colleagues, friends and family.
— Rona Ambrose (@RonaAmbrose) November 16, 2017
I was shocked and heartbroken to receive the news of my friend Senator Tobias Enverga’s passing this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
— Senator Don Plett (@DonPlett) November 16, 2017
We are shocked and deeply greaved by the sudden and untimely death of our colleague and friend, Senator Tobias Enverga. The entire National Conservative Caucus extends our heartfelt condolences to Senator Enverga's family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
— David Sweet (@DavidSweetMP) November 16, 2017
Very sad to learn that Sen Tobias Enverga passed away. He was dedicated to his community, a hard working Senator, and a close friend. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. We will miss him greatly
— Kelly McCauley, MP (@KellyMcCauleyMP) November 16, 2017
Extremely sad news just received about the death of Canadian Senator and former TCDSB Ward 8 Trustee Tobias Enverga while on a parliamentary trip to Colombia for the ParlAmericas Annual Assembly. Please keep his wife & 3 daughters in our prayers.
— Rory McGuckin (@TCDSBdirector) November 16, 2017
Devastated to hear the news about my good friend Senator Tobias (JUN) Enverga. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Rosmer and their daughters. He was larger than life and will be so greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. Rest in peace my friend.
— Karma Macgregor (@KarmaMacgregor) November 16, 2017
It is with great sadness to hear of the loss of a good friend and colleague Senator Tobias Enverga Jr. Your passionate voice and tireless work will be remembered as a legacy by your Senate family. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and daughters during this difficult time.
— Sen. Thanh Hai Ngo (@SenatorNgo) November 16, 2017
Sad to learn of the passing of #cpc Senator Tobias Enverga who was a warm and jovial part of the team. He was always enthusiastic to help and dedicated to his work. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends.
— Tom Kmiec, MP (@tomkmiec) November 16, 2017
1/2 It is with deep sadness that I inform you that the Honorable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. has passed away. Senator Enverga has been representing the province of Ontario in the Senate since 2012.
— Claude Carignan (@senatcarignan) November 16, 2017
Enverga was the first Filipino-born Canadian appointed to the Senate, and served as a trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board.
He is survived by his wife Rosemer, and three daughters.
The Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr., Senate of Canada.
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— Senator Enverga (@SenatorEnverga) November 16, 2017
Photo – Twitter