Darren Wourms' family statement mentions depression
The RCMP publicly identified 26-year-old Darren Wourms, his 23-year-old wife Hayley and their two-year-old son Cayden on Wednesday. Officers will be speaking to their families about the results of the autopsies as well as their investigation. Their bodies were found near St. Walburg on Monday.
This is the statement released by the Wourms family.
It is with unspeakable grief that we, the family of Darren Wourms, confirm that our son and brother, our daughter and sister, our grandson and nephew are gone. Our knowledge of the circumstances surrounding their deaths come from the RCMP reports. We await the conclusion of their investigation as another step in our ongoing grieving.
Darren, Hayley, & Cayden were a beautiful and faith-filled family. Hayley was a light wherever she went. She was deeply loved by our entire family. Cayden was a social butterfly who loved his cousins. His dimpled grin is a memory we’ll always cherish. Darren was a devoted father & loving husband who absolutely adored Hayley & Cayden. The beauty & success of their family makes it all the harder to accept or understand this tragedy.
Within the last five months we have recognized that Darren’s mental health deteriorated. He was battling a depression that none of us fully understood. Hayley supported him through it all. He was admitted to the hospital in Calgary for a psychiatric assessment on April 24, 2012. He was subjected to a full workup and released with medication and outpatient follow up. He was scheduled for another meeting with a counsellor on Monday, May 28, 2012 after spending the weekend in St. Walburg with family.
We wish to express heartfelt thanks to everyone supporting us through this confusing & incredibly difficult time.
We ask the media to please respect our need for private mourning.
RCMP Sergeant Paul Dawson says once the families are told of the details in the investigation, they will release the autopsy results.
They expect the meetings with both families to take place over several days.