Flags are flying half mast at metropolis corridor for Arlene Crowe, a councillor from 2001 to 2007, who handed away just lately
Flags will fly at half mast at Port Coquitlam metropolis corridor in honour of a standard youth advocate and councilor who just lately handed away.
Arlene Crowe will probably be missed as a passionate advocate for youth and seniors, stated town’s mayor who befriended Crowe whereas he was a younger man volunteering on a metropolis committee.
“She was a very particular particular person and I’ll miss her very a lot,” stated Brad West, who has provided his condolences to the household that has chosen to maintain Crowe’s passing and particulars of any providers personal at the moment.
Crowe served two phrases on metropolis council between 2001 and 2007, and wasn’t afraid to talk out.
Although she wasn’t the primary feminine councillor — that honour goes to Jane Kilmer who served for 34 years starting in 1928 — Crowe was an energetic councillor at a time when there have been no different girls on Port Coquitlam metropolis council.
West remembers her an advocate for sports activities as her household was very concerned in ringette.
Later he got here to know her by means of his volunteer committee publish and West stated Crowe was all the time “beneficiant along with her time” and help, even signing his nomination papers when he first ran for council.
“She was all the time very encouraging to me,” stated West, who famous that on the time he was 23 and had doubts about whether or not he certified for public workplace due to his youth.
“And she stated ‘by no means you thoughts about any of that, you’re simply as certified as anyone else,’” West recalled.
Although she moved to Cultus Lake, Crowe continued to take an curiosity in Port Coquitlam affairs, and wrote a letter to the Tri-City News supporting a municipal tax exemption for the Royal Canadian Legion in 2014.
West stated he saved in contact with Crowe over time, usually through e mail, noting her long-time affection and dedication to town.
“Quite usually she would ship me an e mail or we’d chat on the telephone and she was nonetheless very a lot linked to Port Coquitlam and to care very deeply about this group.”
Flags will fly at half-mast for the subsequent few days as a gesture of respect for Crowe.