Ted McInnis, a friend of Paula Gallant's sisters Lynn Gallant-Blackburn and Lana Kenny, read a statement on the front lawn of the Halifax Provincial Court Wednesday morning. Gallant's two sisters did not attend the arraignment of Gallant's husband, Jason MacRae.
"Paula's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the HRP-RCMP Integrated Major Crime Unit, especially Staff Sgt. Frank Chambers and team for their commitment to this investigation.
To family, friends, community members and the media, no words can fully express their deepest gratitude for the ongoing support they have received throughout this entire ordeal. It has been greatly appreciated and the strength, hope, and prayers that have been extended since Dec. 27, 2005 will never be forgotten.
As we think of Paula today, Anna, Paula's daughter is especially in our hearts and prayers. The family would also like to extend their prayers to the MacRae family.
The family realizes this is the beginning of the legal process and asks their privacy be respected."