qRD Expresses Condolences for Loss of Former Director, Colin Palmer

Powell River, BC – The qathet Regional District is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Director, Colin Palmer.

Director Palmer began his political career as a Powell River City Councillor, serving from 1973 to 1977. He went on to lead the City as Mayor from 1984 to 1987. From 1999 to 2018, Colin Palmer represented Electoral Area C of the qathet Regional District as a Director and from 1999 to 2014, Colin acted on behalf of the entire region as Chair of the Regional District. Colin also served as Chair of the Powell River Regional Hospital District from 1999 to 2018.

Colin Palmer was a dedicated, veteran politician, who tirelessly advocated for improving services for the citizens he served. He was instrumental in promoting local economic development and highlighted the importance of transportation accessibility within the region. He was one of the first local environmentalists and even before he became an elected official was drafting public briefs for the community’s Anti-Pollution Association. In the most recent years, he was dedicated to supporting advocacy groups in their efforts to improve hospital and health facilities.

Patrick Brabazon, Chair of the qathet Regional District regarded Colin Palmer’s knowledge and achievements in the community, “Having served as a Councillor and Mayor of the City of Powell River for many years, he brought with him extensive knowledge of local government. Colin represented Electoral Area C for twenty years and served as Chair of the board for sixteen of those. As such, he served the whole of the regional community with his energy and knowledge. Colin’s contributions will not be forgotten. We offer our condolences to Colin’s wife, Ann and family.”

The qathet Regional District would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Colin Palmer’s family and friends. Colin Palmer will be remembered for his passion, enthusiasm and commitment to local governance for over 25 years.

CONTACT:
Al Radke, Chief Administrative Officer
qathet Regional District
#202 – 4675 Marine Avenue
Powell River, BC
Phone: 604∙485∙2260
Email: aradke@qathet.ca