SNP MP mourns loss of baby grandson who died in his sleep

The tragic news was announced in a statement on Drew Hendry's Facebook page.

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The grandson of an MP has died suddenly, his family have announced.

Drew Hendry, the SNP MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, released a statement on his Facebook page on Monday announcing the tragic news.

The statement explained that young Cameron died in his sleep peacefully on July 23.

Drew Hendry had spoken of his surprise at becoming a grandfather to Cameron when he was born in June last year.

The statement read: “Our wonderful Grandson, Cameron, died, suddenly but peacefully, in his sleep on the 23rd of July. Our whole family and those around us have been devastated by this tragic loss.

“Cameron came into our lives suddenly, joyfully and miraculously. He was an unexpected gift, whose very arrival caused excitement and delight for us and many more, from far and wide when the news broke.

“Although he has left us as suddenly as he arrived, we are forever grateful for our short time with him.

“For all of the considerable pain and heartache for Ross and Jill, as well as for the immediate and extended family and friends, we are all determined to remember the joy that Cameron brought to our lives and carry his light, his humour and his energy with us.

“We will live our lives with his hand in ours and our hearts entwined.”

The statement asked for the family to be given privacy as they come to terms with the loss.

It also included a link to a Crowdfunding page for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Pinocchio’s Nursery.

“As there was considerable public interest in Cameron’s birth we felt it appropriate to issue these words but don’t wish to make any further comment. We would now hope for privacy as we come to terms with his loss,” it read.

“We would be grateful if those wishing to do so could donate to the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, whose work gave such comfort to us, and to Cameron’s Nursery where he was loved and is also sorely missed.”

The link to the page can be found here.

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