TNRD Mourns Passing of Ken Gillis

Kamloops, BC – September 14, 2023 –The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) mourns the loss of Ken Gillis, a friend, colleague, Board of Director, and past Chair of the regional district. Ken was elected TNRD Director in 2011 and served his last term as Chair of the TNRD, between 2018 and 2022.

The TNRD family offers condolences and expresses sympathy for Ken’s family and friends, respective colleagues, staff members and residents of Electoral Area “L”

“I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Ken Gillis, a passionate supporter of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District during his three terms as director for Electoral Area ‘L,'” said TNRD Chair Barbara Roden. “His four years as Board Chair were marked by the pandemic, a horrendous fire season in 2021, and the forensic audit, but through it all, he provided a steady hand as he guided the board through a tumultuous time. I enjoyed working with him and hearing his many stories of a life well-lived, while his songs and anecdotes brightened many an informal gathering. He was a gentleman of the old school who will be hugely missed, and our thoughts are with his wife Linda, his family, and his many friends.”

“I had the privilege and honour of working with Ken Gillis, and I will always remember his great sense of humour,” said Scott Hildebrand, Chief Administrative Officer of the TNRD. “How he would break into song at the drop of a hat and his passion and commitment to the TNRD. He will certainly be missed, and my sincere condolences go out to his wife, Linda Brown and their families.”

The flags outside the TNRD Civic Building will be lowered to half-mast in mourning for Ken’s passing.

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Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6299

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