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CMSD82 News Release – Celebration of Life, School Trustee Gary Turner – Oct. 13, 2015
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indexIt is with heartfelt sadness that we share the passing of Gary Turner, School Trustee for Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82. Gary passed away suddenly on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Terrace, B.C.

A devoted School Trustee, Gary served in this position for over 15 years reflecting outstanding dedication and service to students and families in the Terrace and Thornhill communities.

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 for the Board of Education. He made a difference in our school district communities and played an essential role in the lives of thousands of students.

A Celebration of Life for Gary will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church located at 4907 Lazelle Avenue in Terrace. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary’s memory to the Terrace/Thornhill Animal Shelters or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Our deepest condolences and prayers are extended to Gary’s family. Gary’s many friends and acquaintances within the school district share the loss and sadness of his family at this most difficult time.

In honour of the contribution that Gary made to public education in all the communities served by the Coast Mountains School District 82, schools in his home communities of Thornhill and Terrace will close at lunch on Tuesday, October 13 to enable students and staff to attend his Celebration of Life if they wish.

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.


Art Erasmus
Chair, Board of Education

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