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Outpouring of community support after passing of Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond's husband

Bond's husband of more than 41 years passed away recently
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Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond and her late husband Bill. (via Shirley Bond/Facebook)

The community of Prince George has shown an outpouring of support for local MLA Shirley Bond after she announced the passing of her husband yesterday in a social media post. 

"The time has come for me to share some news that has broken my heart," Bond wrote. "Some of you know that my husband Bill has been facing a series of health challenges during the last months."

"His heart, kidneys, crushed vertebrae, the list goes on. The final challenge was a massive left brain stroke that Billy just couldn’t manage despite his courageous efforts. My beloved husband of more than 41 years passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I struggle to imagine a world without Billy in it. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was my life partner and best friend. More later, but for now, rest well Billy, we love you to the moon and back!"

After her announcement, messages across the province came in from politicians, the community of Prince George and numerous friends of Bill. Bond has spent time answering each message she's received on Twitter.

Bill and Shirley were always seen around the city attending numerous events, fundraisers and supporting the community. 

From all of us at PrinceGeorgeMatters, we express our sincerest condolences to Shirley, friends and family of Bill. 

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