Community Notice - Councillor Baert Passes Away

Posted: July 18, 2019

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July 18, 2019

Tofino Councillor Dorothy Baert Passes Away

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Councillor Dorothy Baert     passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

    A fourth-term member of Tofino Council and a decades-long resident of              Tofino, Councillor Baert was a huge champion of the arts, for the     environment, for affordable housing, small business and much more. In     addition to her duties as a member of Council, Councillor Baert served on     the board of directors of the Tofino Housing Corporation and chaired the     District of Tofino’s Community Economic Development Advisory     Committee. 

    Mayor Josie Osborne:
    "Councillor Baert was an incredibly hard-working and passionate woman     who always put community first. Whether advocating for public art, heritage     initiatives, affordable housing, or preserving viewscapes, Dorothy was highly     respected for her determination, consistency, and principled approach to     elected office.  On top of all that, she was a good friend. She was an invaluable member on Tofino Council and she will be missed terribly. ”

Councillor Dorothy Baert’s passing is a huge loss for the community of Tofino. Our sincere condolences go out to her family and her many, many friends and colleagues.

District of Tofino