I am very sad to report that my good friend Alayne Keough passed away from lung cancer this afternoon.
Many readers of this blog will know Alayne, or know of her. She was a fierce advocate for Vancouver's poor, a spirited New Democrat, a great cook and proud mother.
Alayne bravely faced a devastating cancer with both determination and realism.
Shirley and I just had a wonderful dinner with her and her husband David on Saturday night - we are shocked by her sudden loss despite knowing the cancer was taking her from us all.
I will post details of a memorial service when it is arranged.