Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Don Lee, a former City Councillor and Vancouver School Board Trustee.
"It was with great sadness that I learned over the weekend that Vancouver School Board Trustee Don Lee has passed away.
On behalf of my colleagues at City Council, Park and School Boards, Lynn and I want to extend our sincere regrets to Don's family and friends - particularly his wife Sally.
One of the reasons Vancouver is one of the world's best cities is because of the contribution of Don Lee.
Don was a great public servant, a trusted advisor and a good friend. We can all be inspired by Don's legacy of community service and his unwavering effort to help those less fortunate.
Don has set a standard of public service that we can all strive to achieve. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work closely with him over the years. His commitment to hard work and inclusion represent the best of our city."
Mayor Sullivan will more formally recognize Don Lee's service at City Council this week.