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Body of missing senior discovered in wooded area in southwest Calgary
CTV Calgary Staff
Published Friday, July 14, 2017 8:09AM MDT
Last Updated Friday, July 14, 2017 6:53PM MDT
Police confirm the body of Kelly Flock, the 68-year-old Calgary senior who has been missing since June 22, has been recovered.
Investigators say Flock was found Thursday night in a wooded-area in the community of Britannia after neighbourhood residents encountered a body and reported it to police.
An autopsy conducted Friday identified the deceased as Flock. The death is not considered suspicious.
The senior was last seen on June 22 while leaving the Original Joe's in Marda Loop.
Brad Flock, Kelly’s brother gave a statement to the media on Friday afternoon saying…
“A beautiful, kind and gentle soul has left us. We were devastated to learn this morning that our beloved father, brother and dear friend, Kelly Flock, has passed away. The outpouring of support and generosity of everyone who helped is a testament to the man he was. We are very grateful for the love and support of the Calgary community. To the thousands of volunteers out searching and the hundreds that showed up at the vigil last night, we thank you.”
He then read the Story of the Four Candles to express how the family feels about the Calgary community.
In a row burning slowly.
Their ambiance so soft you could hear them speak...
The first candle said,
"I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit."
Terrorism and war abound, the Peace candle slowly diminishes and goes out.
The second candle said,
"I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable. People disregard me more every day, the flame of Faith slowly goes out”
The third candle spoke,
"I Am Love and I haven't the strength to stay lit longer. People put me aside and don't understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are dearest to them."
And waiting no longer, Love goes out completely.
Then a child enters the room and sees the three candles no longer burning.
The child begins to cry,
"Why are you not burning?
You are supposed to stay lit until the end."
The Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little child,
"Don't be afraid, for I Am Hope, and while I still burn, we can re-light the other candles."
With shining eyes, the child took the Candle of Hope and lit the other three candles.
Never let the Flame of Hope go out in your life.
With Hope, no matter how dark things are, Peace, Faith and Love can shine brightly in our lives.
Thursday night's police response in Britannia occurred while a candleight vigil for Flock was taking place at the Marda Loop Community Centre.