david c. lam, first asian canadian lieutenant governor, dies at 87

Heard the news that David C. Lam, who served as British Columbia's 25th lieutenant-governor -- Canada's first Asian-Canadian lieutenant-governor -- from 1988-1995, died early Sunday morning of prostate cancer. He was 87: Former B.C. lieutenant-governor David Lam dies.
"On behalf of all British Columbians, I extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Lam," Premier Gordon Campbell said in a statement issued by his office.

"He served with pride and distinction, and his vision of Canada included a place where immigrants would find refuge and opportunity. He contributed much to the fabric of British Columbia, and his generosity and kindness will never be forgotten."

"Our province mourns the loss of a great British Columbian and a great Canadian."
In addition to public service, Lam was also a noted philanthropist who funded many public projects. His family said a celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. PT. on Saturday at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Rd., Richmond, B.C. More here: Lam, Canada's first ethnic Chinese L-G dies, age 87.

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