The following is a transcription of the message given to the media by Father Ray Lawhead of Mount Carmel parish on behalf of the Regier family, grieving the loss of Bill and Helene Regier:
It is with profound shock and sadness that we come before you to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your support and prayers.
Bill & Helene were known as pillars of the community for their strong faith and family values. Bill was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and a huge advocate of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church restoration project. Helene has served with the Catholic Women’s League for more than 50 years and was a past London Diocesan president. Married for nearly 52 years, they raised six children and were deeply committed to their 16 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
No words can truly convey the loss our family is living through at this time.
Please pray with us for the protection of our community and the safety of the police force.