South Surrey-White Rock MP Gordie Hogg snaps a photo on the pier for tourists in 2018. (Christy Fox photo)

South Surrey-White Rock MP Gordie Hogg snaps a photo on the pier for tourists in 2018. (Christy Fox photo)

LETTERS: Outgoing MP Gordie Hogg thanked for his dedication

Editor:

Thank you to Gordie Hogg for a life well-lived in the service of others.

You have spent a good part of your life in public service, including 20 years as a member of White Rock’s city council, 10 of which you were mayor.

During your time as MLA, and MP you helped many families who came to you. You helped them on immigration issues as well as helping people with disabilities that needed assistance from you to enable them to live independently.

As our member of Parliament, you have brought federal funding to the South Surrey and White Rock community to improve rail safety, to improve White Rock’s water system, and to provide clean water to the Semiahmoo First Nation.

You and your wife, Laverne, also raised foster children. As a foster child, I can attest they come with challenges, and often ‘chips on their shoulders.’

It takes special people to love and nurture them.

Thank you for your dedication to others.

Marie Sabine, White Rock