The following statement was issued today by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, is expressing heart-felt condolences to the Crosbie family in response to the passing of John Crosbie. Mr. Crosbie was Newfoundland and Labrador’s 12th Lieutenant Governor, as well as a former provincial and federal Cabinet Minister, and tireless advocate for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
“I know that this is a difficult time for his wife Jane, their children – Ches, Michael and Beth – grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as countless friends and long-time colleagues. But they can take comfort in the indelible impact that he had on our province. Mr. Crosbie was a spirited and proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian. Known for his colourful personality, he ensured that the interests of Newfoundland and Labrador were heard loudly and clearly over the course of his storied career. His legacy runs deep in communities throughout the province. We are a better, stronger province because of the energy and commitment of Mr. Crosbie.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
The flags at all Provincial Government buildings will be lowered to half-mast. We will be discussing details surrounding visitation at Confederation Building with the Crosbie family.
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