OTTAWA, Dec. 24 /CNW/ - My family and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Alex Zolpis. We cannot begin to describe our profound sadness as Alex and our son Jack have been the best of friends for many years. These two young men were very close. Alex's tragic death is devastating for two families. Our thoughts and prayers are with his Mom and Dad and his sister as they grieve for the loss of their son. We love Jack and will support him as he faces the many difficult days ahead.