Northwest B.C. school trustee passes away

Gary Turner represented Thornhill on Coast Mountains school board

  • Mon Oct 5th, 2015 5:00am
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Longtime Thornhill, B.C. school trustee Gary Turner passed away suddenly Oct. 2.

“In his sixth term as school trustee, a role he took on with passion and devotion, Gary made

regular visits to his liaison schools and served on the business and budget working

committees …..,” said school board chair Art Erasmus in a statement today.

“He made a difference in our school district communities and played an essential role in the  lives of thousands of students,” Erasmus continued.

“The void left by Gary’s passing will be filled with the legacy of his service, the memory of his

smile and passion for the children. We will miss Gary dearly.”

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the

Knox United Church located at 4907 Lazelle Avenue in Terrace.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Terrace or Thornhill animal shelters or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Turner represented Thornhill on the Coast Mountains school board for 15 years.