Sherman Peltier, a Canadian citizen who traveled to Cuba, lost his life on February 3 after an accident during his family vacation. According to a GoFundMe fundraising account, the man suffered a fall and could not be revived.
According to the post from a close friend of the Peltier family, Sherman lost his life “while on a family vacation due to a tragic fall.”
“He leaves behind his loving wife and 7 wonderful children. Sherman was a very loving husband and devoted father to all of his children. “He loved his job and took pride in his job as a cleaner, but his main priority was making sure his family was well taken care of because he was the primary breadwinner,” she wrote.
The friend added that “he is the kind of person who can make anyone happy with his words, he has good conversations and connections with anyone he meets. “He likes to go on adventures, discover a bag -ong places and things with his family.”
After the death, the widow, Joanie Peltier, said goodbye to her husband through an emotional post on Facebook.
“My love is gone forever. I have to move on and be strong for our children. My heart breaks for my beloved Sherman. I’m starting to realize now that he’s really gone. It was so hard to keep my tears inside and out of sight of my children. I have to be strong for our children. “It’s not fair!” he said.
Joanie added that her husband is gone and her children are slowly realizing the blow.
“Emma was very bad at first, I told her that she is around us, just talk to her. Everything will be fine. It helps him to know that he is around us. Emilee asks where dad is. I will take care of all our children, Lakeisha, Marlon, Josh, Jayden, Jace, Emma and Emilee. I told Sherman before we left that it was fine. “I will take care of them,” he concluded.
In October 2023, the Canadian government updated its warnings to fellow citizens about travel to Cuba and requested a “high level of caution” for those traveling to the island for tourist reasons due to in the dire social and economic conditions the island is going through. .
“In Cuba. Extreme caution. Please use extra caution in Cuba due to shortages of essential items, including food, medicine and fuel,” reads the first Canadian government warning to tourists on the island. .
Authorities insist that Canadian travelers visiting Cuba should be alert to possible “petty crimes” that could affect them, such as theft of wallets, especially in places frequented by tourists, such as shopping areas, public bus, nightclubs and beaches.