“No words can express the sadness we are feeling at this time,” wrote Susan Bibeau, a top director at the Immigration and Refugee Board, on behalf of herself and her husband Bulgasem Zehaf.
“We are so sad that a man lost his life. He has lost everything and he leaves behind a family that must feel nothing but pain and sorrow. We send our deepest condolences to them, although words seem pretty useless.”
She wrote she has “no explanation to offer.”
“I am mad at our son, I don’t understand and part of me wants to hate him at this time.”
The mother said she had lunch with Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, just last week after not seeing him for five years.
“So I have very little insight to offer.”
She asked that the family’s privacy be respected.