Danielle Smith statement on passing of Peter Lougheed

EDMONTON, AB (September 13, 2012): Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith released the following statement on the passing of Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed.

“My thoughts are with the Lougheed family, especially his wife Jeanne and his four children Stephen, Andrea, Pamela and Joseph as they go through this difficult time of grieving and loss.

“Mr. Lougheed will be fondly remembered as a man who fought on behalf of all Albertans with tremendous dignity and effectiveness during the days of the National Energy Program and who developed the Heritage Savings Trust Fund for future generations to enjoy the wealth of our abundant non-renewable resources.

“On a personal level we will remember Mr. Lougheed as a man of great personal integrity, who treated others with great compassion and who had an unwavering commitment of service to the people of Alberta.

“He will be sadly missed across Alberta and I once again offer my condolences to his family, his loved ones and all Albertans impacted by the loss.”

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