In Memoriam: Gerry Kingston

The local government community was saddened to hear of the death of Gerry Kingston after a short and fierce battle with cancer on January 30, 2017 in Chilliwack, BC.

Gerry was well known for his many contributions to local government. His first position after graduating college was at the Comox-Strathcona Regional District in Courtenay, BC where he worked up to the position of Treasurer. After 14 years on Vancouver Island, Gerry accepted the position of Secretary Treasurer in Abbotsford, BC in 1992, at the Central Fraser Valley Regional District. His career then led him back to work in Chilliwack, where he retired as the Chief Administrative Officer of Fraser Valley Regional District in early 2012.

Gerry was President of the Local Government Municipal Association (LGMA) from 2001 to 2002, receiving a Life Member Award in 2004. He was a great mentor to co-workers during his career, and was a frequent contributor at UBCM seminars and workshops, sharing his wealth of experience and knowledge with others.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society online under the memorial page for Gerald Kingston. Gerry did not want a somber funeral, but a celebration of life has been arranged by his wife Trudy and family for Saturday April 29th at the Quality Inn at 36035 N. Parallel Rd, Abbotsford from 1:30-2:30; reception to follow from 2:30-4:00 pm.

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