As the Chretien family is holding a memorial service for Al in April, I could not help thinking of one we had for our son Jim some years ago and that his body was also not found.
He went out fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island at an area called Zeballos when a storm came up with winds and rain so high that the coast guard said no one had a chance to survive.
One is so overwhelmed at that time that our strength can only come from God and the comfort other people give for hope that your loved one is found.
I encourage you today to love your family while they are with you, as one does not know when they may be taken away and you realize later that was the last chance you had.
My thoughts are with Rita Chretien and her family, but I know the strength they have shown only comes from God.