Brian Mulroney remembers George HW Bush as 'a great friend of Canada'

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Another son, Jeb, has served as governor of Florida. Bush's entire life was dedicated to serving his country.

Though more moderate than his son, President George W. Bush, the elder Bush had a mixed record on LGBTQ rights. "While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude", former president Barack Obama said in a statement.

Bush flew 58 combat missions as a U.S. Navy pilot in World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery.

"George Bush Sr. has also done a lot to strengthen Russian-American cooperation on the issues of global security", Putin added.

- French President Emmanuel Macron "President Bush has left us for one last flight but his destination isn't unknown". "As President, he set the stage for decades of prosperity that have followed". Soon after his death, students at Texas A&M University - home of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum - created their own points of light through a candlelight vigil in memory of the nation's 41st president.

Domestically, however, the economy stalled and Bush broke his pledge not to raise taxes in order to reach a budget deal with Democrats - a cardinal sin in the eyes of Republicans.

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In a condolence statement signed by the current U.S. President, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania, the Trumps lauded the contributions of the ex- American leader. He flew 58 missions off carriers in the Pacific, was shot down at sea and rescued by a USA submarine.

Joe Watkins, former aide to Bush senior, told Al Jazeera that the former president will be "remembered very fondly, very warmly around the world" because of his foreign policy achievements. President Bush was the embodiment of the values of the United States, standing up for what was right and fighting throughout his life for freedom from tyranny and oppression in any guise.

After Bush emphatically said Saddam's aggression "will not stand", US-led forces routed Iraq's army in the Gulf War, driving it from Kuwait while stopping short of taking Baghdad, Iraq's capital.

"President Bush loved his family, loved this country and his legacy will be a lifetime of service to the United States of America". His son, George W. Bush also became the 43rd president eight years later, becoming the only other US president, who had a son who also became president, after John Adams.

The Baltimore Orioles baseball team announced plans to join in mourning the loss of the former president as well.

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