Statement by Premier King on the passing of Honourable Wilbur B. MacDonald

Premier Dennis King issued the following statement today on the passing of the Honourable Wilbur B. MacDonald: 

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Wilbur MacDonald’s passing, and I know the thoughts of his many colleagues and friends are with his family at this time.   

Wilbur MacDonald was a gentle, kind and passionate family man and farmer who cared a great deal for his community. He represented the people of Prince Edward Island with such pride throughout his political career, serving both as a Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was always a strong voice for rural communities and our agriculture industry. Personally, I had the pleasure to work alongside Wilbur for several years and will long cherish his sage advice and kindness.

We have a lost a great Islander and a great community member. On behalf of the Government of Prince Edward Island, I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends.” 

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