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

George HW Bush in 2016

George HW Bush in 2016

Despite standing on opposite sides of the political lines, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama became close friends forming an unlikely bond before his predecessor's death.

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.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: "President Bush was a true ally of the United Kingdom, from his service with the US Navy during World War II, to his commitment to the transatlantic alliance while in high office during a time of dramatic change in the world".

According to Mr Obama, George H.W. Bush's life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling and "whose legacy of service may never be matched with past U.S. leaders". His presence will be sorely missed. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Bush left behind an "incredible, enduring legacy".

Bush was in office for one term, from 1989 to 1993.

Born on June 12, 1924 in U.S. state of Massachusetts, George H.W. Bush joined the U.S. Navy upon finishing high school in 1942. The Obamas, in a statement, said Bush's life was "a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling".

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The Russian president noted that as head of the United States during one of the most important stages of world history, George HW Bush "has expressed political wisdom and foresight, strove to make informed decisions even in the most hard situations".

He later would see his son George occupy the Oval Office for eight years - they are only the second father-son duo in American presidential history, after John and John Quincy Adams. "God bless the Bush family at this sad time". "I commend your parents for encouraging their children, including you my dear friend, to devote yourselves to the service of others".

Mr Bush's grandson, George P Bush, recalled fond memories of his grandfather, known to him as Gampy.

Iran remained suspicious of Bush despite his pledge of "good will begets good will". He was a world leader, who strongly supported the alliance with Europe.

"That meant that it wasn't a Western imperialist, as people might have said, attacking Iraq after their invasion of Kuwait".

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