Husband of Jo Cox takes their children camping in her memory

The heartbroken husband of Jo Cox has taken their two young children camping in a touching tribute to the tragic MP.

The 41-year-old Labour politician died after being shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery near Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

Her courageous family have led tributes pouring in from around the world as mourners express their sorrow at the campaigning MP’s death.

Husband Brendan this morning revealed he had taken their two children – five-year-old Lejla and Cuillin, three – camping to remember some of the happy times they spent together as a family.

He wrote on Twitter: “Jo loved camping. Last night the kids and I camped in her memory and remembered the last time we were all woken by the dawn chorus #moreincommon”.



Meanwhile, Jo was described as a “21st century Good Samaritan” in a church service held in her memory this morning.

The Rev Paul Knight told a congregation at St Peter’s Church in Birstall that the 41-year-old MP was “someone with whom Jesus would have been so pleased”.

He said: “Her humanity was powerful and compelling and we would do well to recognise her as an amazing example – a 21st century Good Samaritan.”

Mr Knight said: “Jo was someone who went out of her way to help others.

“I regret to say I didn’t know what she was like as a girl but she grew into a fervent advocate for the poor and oppressed.

“And though she must have been angry at times about what she saw here and around the world – those places she visited and worked – she seemed to me, at least, to be one who could fight with a passion and a disarming smile.”

Brendan Cox shared this picture on Facebook of Jo Cox with her children
Brendan Cox shared this picture of Jo Cox with her children

Prayers were said at St Peter’s for Mr Cox and the couple’s two young children.

Mr Knight also remembered the bravery of pensioner Bernard Kenny, 77, who remains in hospital after he was injured coming to Mrs Cox’s aid outside Birstall library on Thursday.

After reading the story of the Good Samaritan from the Bible, the vicar said: “There is much wickedness in our world. But thank God there is so much goodness – goodness that does not recognize colour, not nationality.”

Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, was charged with Jo’s murder on Friday and appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday.

Original Story by Mirror

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