An elected official in the Regional District of Nanaimo has died.
Maureen Young, a director with the Regional District of Nanaimo, recently passed following a “courageous battle” with cancer, the district announced.
Young was Electoral Area C’s director for 16 years — representing the Extension, East Wellington and Pleasant Valley areas — and was a long-time resident of the Nanaimo area. She was also chair of the RDN’s community grants committee, which provides funding to regional community groups and organizations.
“On behalf of the RDN Board, we are deeply saddened by the loss of such a dedicated and inspiring member of our community. Maureen Young served her community and our region for decades. We extend our sincere condolences to her family. Her contributions to our communities will continue to be felt by residents for years to come,” Regional District of Nanaimo chair Tyler Brown said in a statement.
Young had an avid interest in the history of the Nanaimo region, particularly of Extension. She was passionate about serving and representing electoral areas supporting agriculture, forestry and the advancement of the regional parks system, a statement on the Regional District of Nanaimo’s website reads.
Alternate director Charles Pinker will replace Young’s role as director for Electoral Area C until a by-election is held.