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Former Chair of RDFFG Has Died

Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 1:21 PM

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Prince George, B.C.-  The Regional District  of Fraser Fort George has lost one of  the feistiest Directors to ever sit at the Board table.   Bob Headrick  has passed away.

(at right,  Bob Headrick  at his  farewell meeting in the fall of 2011- image courtesy  RDFFG)

First elected  to represent Electoral Area “D” on the Regional District in 1982,  it was a  seat he would  hold  for nearly 3 decades.

Headrick served as Vice  Chair of the Board  from 1988 to 1991,  and  served as Chair of the  Board  from 1993  to 2001.

His  years on  the Board were, to say the least, colourful.  “He definitely stuck to his guns though thick and  thin” says  Board Chair Art Kaehn “He spoke his mind, and he stared down a lot of folks over the years.”

That tenacity  resulted in the  Agricultural Land Commission agreeing  to  a “Delegation agreement” with the Regional District,  an agreement that allows the RDFFG the authority  to make decisions on agricultural land for non-farm use and subdivision .   The RDFFG is the only regional  district in the province to have such an agreement.

It was Headrick who  stood against  the Regional District  putting up  a million dollars for the Northern Sport Centre,  yet, fully  supported  the  RDFFG’s  contributions to  the development of the Two Rivers Art Gallery.

“He worked ferociously for his  residents” says Chair Kaehn  “He supported a Day Care program in Pineview, the reconstruction of the Pineview Hall,  supported  volunteer  fire halls,  and found about  a million dollars for the weed harvester for Tabor Lake.

The media could always count on  Director Headrick for at least  one colourful quote, “He could say things a lot of us couldn’t” says Kaehn, “Even though some of us might be thinking the same thing,  he just came out and said it.”

Kaehn says  Headrick will be remembered for being a mentor,  and one  who constantly reminded his Board colleagues they were there to serve the taxpayer,  and to serve the residents better.

Funeral service for Bob Headrick will be held Tuesday Nov 17th at 1:30 pm at The First Baptist church on Gillette St.


RIP, good man

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