Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Rest In Peace - Sindi Hawkins, former BC MLA & cabinet minster, has died from leukemia
Sindi Hawkins, the former BC Liberal MLA for Kelowna-Mission, cabinet minister and deputy speaker, has died after a long battle with leukemia.
Politics is a tough business but Sindi was able to transcend partisan divides after she was first diagnosed six years ago. She offered her support to others stricken with cancer, including NDP leader Carole James.
I only met Sindi a few times but she struck me as an energetic and vibrant personality. I admired greatly her willingness to go totally public with her fight against leukemia and encourage people to join a bone marrow registry that might help future patients with cancer.
Sindi Hawkins was just 52 years old.