MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Statement from Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William Canary, who worked in the White House under President George H.W. Bush, on the death of Former First Lady Barbara Bush:
“I was blessed to have known this beautiful person. From the many campaigns, the opportunity given to me to work in the White House for the President, my duties in coordinating the First Family’s activities during the Inaugural, and the many times we visited over the years, I’ll never forget the encouraging presence she was in the West Wing.
“I had tremendous respect and love for Barbara Bush’s incredible class and grace and her remarkable sense of humor. She was a beautiful light that will shine in the lives of all she touched. I know we will all grieve over this loss as will our Nation and her family. I am praying for her family as we mourn her death and celebrate her memory.”