Parliament: Statement on the Passing of Long-time Saanich Public Servant Vic Derman

On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 in Parliament, Statements

Elizabeth May

Mr. Speaker, it is always an honour to rise in this place and pay tribute to people from my community of Saanich—Gulf Islands. However, it is particularly difficult when I am paying tribute to someone who has passed away far too soon.

Saanich councillor, Vic Derman, died this weekend. He had served on council since 2002, but before that he was a key community leader.

He founded the Saanich Community Association Network. He was a founder of the land conservancy. He was my friend. He was a community leader in every way one could imagine. He was a school teacher before he went into politics. He inspired many young people, who are now paying tribute to him, to give themselves to public service.

He leaves his wife, Lauraine, his daughter Michelle, and countless others like me who hold Vic Derman forever as a hero, a champion of climate action and sustainability.

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