Statement on deaths of Patry & Fortin

Speed Skating Canada statement on deaths of Yvan Patry and Valérie Fortin

OTTAWA – Speed Skating Canada president Marie-Claire Rouleau issued the following statement regarding the tragic deaths on Monday, May 28 of Yvan Patry and his wife Valérie Fortin from Drummondville, Que.:

“Canada’s speed skating community, from coast to coast, lost a valuable member of its family when Yvan Patry and his wife, Valérie (Fortin), tragically lost their lives on Monday evening. Yvan was an important member of Speed Skating Canada’s officials development committee. He provided great contribution to speed skating from grassroots, club, the Fédération de patinage de vitesse Québec, national and international levels.

“We extend our deepest regrets and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.”