Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on the death of Nancy Reagan. The former first lady died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles.
Mila and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Nancy Reagan. But we are equally confident that she has been re-united with her beloved “Ronnie,” and comforted that she lived such a full life, devoted not only to her husband but to the service of her country.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan served America with unique distinction.
She was his indispensable partner in the White House, as she had been when he was Governor of California.
As he was a great President, so she was a great First Lady.
The Reagans were also great friends of Canada. Mila and I had many wonderful visits with them. I will always remember our wives together at Ottawa Airport, and President Reagan saying to me: “You know, Brian, for a couple of Irishmen, we sure married up.”
Theirs was a great love story, and we cherish their memory and our friendship.
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