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Statement: Canadian Centre offers condolences on the loss of Delaine Copenace

For Immediate Release

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the Copenace and Ross families for their loss of Delaine. Our thoughts are with them, their friends and community today.

Delaine went missing from Kenora on Saturday, February 27. The Canadian Centre, through our national missing children resource and response centre,, worked closely with Delaine’s parents, Anida and Tony, and law enforcement on the case.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who assisted in the search for Delaine. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) worked tirelessly in their search efforts and the investigation continues. Any information, no matter how small it may seem, could be the tip that leads to answers for this family. Tips or information can be provided to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Statement on behalf of the Copenace and Ross family:

The family of Delaine Copenace would like to thank everyone for the continuous support and prayers. At this time Delaine’s loved ones are asking that their privacy be respected as they take some time together to grieve the devastating loss of their daughter, sister and granddaughter and friend.

All media inquiries can be directed to:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Phone: 204-560-0723