Statement from the father of Amber Lucius

I am devastated by the tragic loss of my innocent, sweet and lovely daughter. My heart is broken. The time I had with Amber was cut short but the time I had with her will always be the most special time of my life.

Amber’s death comes as a terrible shock to all those who had the honour of knowing her, including her family and friends. This loss is felt by our entire community.

Amber was lots of fun. A parent never knows when a child may be taken from them, so I urge you to make the time to have fun with your children, and never take them for granted.

I want to thank the community for all the support I have received since I got this terrible news.

We will be holding a private funeral to mark Amber’s passing later this week.

We thank the media for respecting our privacy and ask that they do not attend the funeral. I also ask that the reporters refrain from making inquiries at Amber’s school.

The circumstances surrounding Amber’s death are still under police investigation and they will be sharing that information with the public as they see fit.

I am providing a picture of Amber and ask that it be used in any media coverage related to her death.

Thank you,
Duane Lucius

(provided by the RCMP)