Former Kamloops Councillor Passes Away

Former Kamloops Councillor Marg Spina passed away on December 15 following a yearlong battle with cancer. First elected in 2008, Ms. Spina also served on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District Board, the Union of B.C. Municipalities Executive and as president of the Southern Interior Local Government Association.

Ms. Spina was the driving force behind the creation of an autism therapy centre in Kamloops. Mayor Ken Christian praised Spina’s contributions, referencing her “caring hands and open heart” along with her advocacy for seniors and those with special needs. UBCM President Wendy Booth spoke of Spina’s constructive approach to issues during her time on UBCM Executive. “Her passion for communities and the work of local government will be missed,” said Booth.

Spina resigned from Council in June of this year following the announcement that her cancer was incurable. In a statement Spina’s family thanked the doctors and staff at Royal Inland Hospital and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House for the care provided to her. A memorial service will be held in January of 2018.

 

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