B.C.'s Lieutenant Governor offers statement on death of Nelson Mandela
The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, issued this statement following the death of Nelson Mandela:
“On behalf of all British Columbians, I offer my condolences to the family of Nelson Mandela and the people of his beloved South Africa.
“Mr. Mandela was a visionary who demonstrated courage and strength in his quest for equality and an end to apartheid and racism. He helped to transform South Africa into the nation it is today. As Canadians, we embraced his compassionate leadership by making him an honorary citizen and investing him as an honorary member of the Order of Canada.
“Today the world has lost a true humanitarian, but his legacy will live on in our hearts forever.”