Nearly a week after the tragedy the Traynor family has released a statement:
Loretta, Sam and the entire Traynor family would like to state how profoundly grateful we are for all the kind messages of condolence and support this past week, as well as for the tributes at the house and the schools.
Loretta is recovering from her injuries, with Sam remaining closely by her side. Both are devastated over the tragic loss of Chris, Bradley, Adelaide and Joey, but the support provided by the staff and students at the family’s schools, the Durham Catholic District School Board and the entire Oshawa community have been of great comfort to the entire family.
We would like to extend our thanks to the Durham Regional Police Service for all of their assistance, as well as to the first responders that attended at the house on the morning of September 4th and the medical staff that continues to provide excellent care to Loretta.
We are also very grateful to all those who have contributed to the Go Fund Me campaign. The family will put together a committee to advise on the disbursement of the funds to support and appropriately memorialize the entire family.
Finally, while we understand the desire for further information, we ask that the media and the public to please respect our family’s need for privacy during this very difficult time.