Watch: Jude Schooner has passed away after she suffered a cardiac arrest while at home Friday night.
The mayor of Tahsis on Vancouver Island, Jude Schooner, has passed away after she suffered a cardiac arrest while at home Friday night.
She served as mayor of the small community for the last decade, after being elected for the first time in 2008.
Just a few days ago, she announced she was stepping down in April due to ongoing health concerns related to a serious car accident she was in last March.
Schooner is being remembered for forging strong relationships with first nations, forest companies and the provincial government.
The news release from the Village of Tahsis can be found here.