Harrison’s mayor pays tribute to Fleming and Young

Musician and former politician will be missed in Harrison Hot Springs

  • Mar. 25, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Harrison’s mayor Leo Facio paid tribute at Monday night’s council meeting to two people who recently passed away. Both made significant contributions to the Village in their lives.

Kathryn Fleming sat on council for one term, from 2002-2005, while John Allen was mayor. Sitting alongside her as fellow councillors were Facio, Patsy Graham and Will Watchorn. She passed away in late February.

Facio noted that the Village of Harrison has sent a card of condolences to her husband.

Facio also mentioned the loss of one of the area’s hardest working musicians. Charlie Young played in the Copper Room for more than 40 years, often alongside his wife, Mary. He helped form the original Jones Boys, was a veteran, and was an accomplished saxophone player.

His last performance was just days before his death at age 94, and was predeceased by his wife in 2008.

news@ahobserver.com

Just Posted

LETTER: Fisheries letter invites colonized misinformation

Leah Ballantyne writes to share her disappointment in a recent letter to the Observer

RCMP urge caution for back to school drivers

Police are asking drivers to slow down and watch for pedestrians

Traffic accident on Highway 1

Hour long backup from Abbotsford to Langley

Sts’ailes invites adults to become engaged in Halq’eméylem with new video series

‘Qw’oqwel te Qw’oqwel’ gives language learners an immersive way to learn Halq’eméylem

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Most Read