“There is no deeper grief than that felt by the loss of a child. Every year in Alberta, approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage and about 350 are lost to stillbirth. Each of these lives deserves be honoured and remembered.

“On Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, we remember and grieve with every family in Alberta and around the world who has experienced a miscarriage, a baby born sleeping or a child who didn’t make it to their first birthday.

“My heart goes out to every family who is coping with the loss of their child. I want you to know that no matter how many days or years go by, there are bereavement supports available for all family members and compassionate health care providers to support you.”