“It’s with great sadness that I recently learned of Dave’s passing. For several years, he provided strong leadership for the people of our community in Fort McMurray and was the man who encouraged me to put my name forward to run for election in 2004.
“Along with his strong record in parliament serving Albertans and Canadians, he will be best remembered for the hospitality, kindness and generosity he showed during his lifetime.
“On behalf of Wildrose, I want to pass on my deepest condolences and prayers for his wife Evie, their two sons and their grandchildren. Dave will be sorely missed.”