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Premier's Statement on the Passing of Wendy McDonald

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Economy, Families Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM


VANCOUVER - Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:

British Columbia has suffered a loss with the passing of Wendy McDonald.

A trailblazer in fighting for what she believed in, Wendy McDonald set the standard for generations of business leaders - in how to run a company and in how to give back to the community.

She was an example of how hard work and resilience are rewarded, as she developed her company BC Bearing Engineers Ltd. into a major success story. But she will perhaps be better remembered for her contributions to the community at large, from serving as governor of the Vancouver Board of Trade, to playing an instrumental role in founding the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Just as importantly, she was an example of the power of philanthropy. Her many contributions and those of her family have made British Columbia a better place and have left a lasting impression on our province. She made a real difference.

On behalf of all British Columbians, I extend our thoughts and prayers to Wendy McDonald's family.

Media Contact:

Ben Chin
Office of the Premier
250 952-7251

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