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Vernon mayor pays tribute to late former prime minister Brian Mulroney

Mulroney died at age 84 on Feb. 29
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney leaves Parliament Hill Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is dead at 84. His family announced late Thursday, March 29, that the former Tory leader died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming praised the leadership of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who died at the age of 84 on Thursday, Feb. 29.

Cumming released a statement Friday paying tribute to Mulroney, who served as prime minister from 1984 to 1993.

“On behalf of Vernon City Council and the entire community of Vernon, we extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. His passing marks the loss of a distinguished statesman whose contributions to Canada will be remembered for generations to come,” Cumming said.

“Mr. Mulroney’s leadership, dedication, and service to our country have left an indelible mark on our nation’s history. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all Canadians who mourn his passing.”

Mulroney was a former leader of the Progressive Conservative party and served as Canada’s 18th prime minister.

A state funeral will be held for Mulroney, who died peacefully and surrounded by loved ones, according to The Canadian Press.

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