Mayor Sam Sullivan and City Councillors will pay tribute to Bob Ackles at the start of tomorrow's City Council meeting.
"Lynn and I are shocked and greatly saddened by the sudden passing of Bob Ackles. I consider it an honour to have enjoyed Bob as a mentor and good friend," said Mayor Sullivan. "We all knew him as someone that helped build Vancouver into the wonderful city it is. His inspiring spirit will live on through everyone who had the privilege of meeting him over his many decades in Vancouver."
Mayor Sullivan said the city will consider appropriate ways to recognize Mr. Ackles' significant contribution to Vancouver following discussions with his family.
"On behalf of my colleagues on City Council and all the citizens of our city, I want to extend our sincere thoughts, love and prayers to Kay and the rest of Bob's family," concluded Mayor Sullivan. "Where we have lost a Vancouver icon, they have lost a loving husband, wonderful father and best friend."