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School board advises of the passing of Larry Whitfield, Trustee for Southeast Hastings

It is with much sadness that we advise of the passing of Larry Whitfield, Trustee for Southeast Hastings on the afternoon of Friday, February 13, 2015. Larry was a new Board member, having been elected in the October 2014 municipal election.

“During his short time on the Board, Larry was thoughtful and thorough in his approach to governance. He was eagerly getting to know the schools in his area, learning about the work being done to support student achievement and well-being. All Board members and employees are saddened by his passing,” remarked Dwayne Inch, Chair of the Board.

Whitfield was sworn in at the Initial Meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on December 1, 2014. At that time he chose to serve as vice-chair on the Program and Human Resources Committee, a member of the Operations and Finance Committee, and was elected as the 5th member of the Executive Committee.

Larry is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Rachelle, son David and four grandchildren.

All in the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board community send deepest sympathy to Larry’s family as they come to terms with their loss.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: February 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm