The Mayor of Dawson Creek, Calvin Kruk has passed away after a short battle with Cancer.
Calvin passed away early Sunday morning in Dawson Creek. In September of this year, Calvin announced that he had been diagnosed with Lung Cancer following a bout with pneumonia.
At the time Calvin had this to say, “If not for the pneumonia the cancer might not have been found for some time so despite the challenges ahead I am very lucky. Thankfully I am expected to make a full recovery."
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Calvin was Mayor of Dawson Creek from November of 2005. Earlier this month Calvin had announced his intensions to run for Mayor again, but later withdrew to seek a seat on Council. From 1999 to 2005 Kruk served as member of City Council.
Born and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, he moved to Dawson Creek in 1990. Calvin has enjoyed working with the community through his role as Manager of the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre and as an announcer and advertising consultant for CJDC.
He was involved in numerous community organizations and recently won the Green Cities award from the Premier as Dawson Creek is noted for its community energy planning and actions, including conservation and developing alternative sources.
Calvin was also a local artist, with work that appeared on the cover of local phone books and on a mural in the community of Dawson Creek. His work was strongly based around the Northern Lights.
Calvin leaves behind his wife Faith and son Austin. Calvin was 43 years old.
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A Facebook Group has been started in memory of Calvin.