Jack Layton was an exceptional leader who led his party to become the official opposition in Ottawa. This is no small feat.
But perhaps his greatest achievement was that he inspired people through his simplicity and sincerity.
In so doing, he injected a breath of fresh air in Canadian politics. He even made politics look fun at times.
He will be missed but not forgotten, for it is the mark of exceptional people that they leave a lasting legacy in the hearts of those who crossed their path.