Labrador is a land in mourning. We have lost a great leader, friend, and advocate. I am deeply saddened by Mayor John Hickey’s sudden passing. John was an extraordinary person who touched the lives of so many people. He was a true champion for Happy Valley-Goose Bay and a proud Labradorian who fought hard on many fronts for the people of Labrador.
John was a good friend and a wonderful colleague. His vision and drive for getting work accomplished are unparalleled. He was never one to focus on obstacles but instead focused on finding solutions. What I loved about working with him the most is that it was always about getting the job done.
I express my deepest condolences to his wife Peggy, daughter Wendy, family, and friends. Labrador mourns with them today and remembers a pillar of our community. On behalf of all Labradorians, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and support to the family.