CALGARY, March 29, 2013 /CNW/ -
"Marie and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of former Premier
Ralph Klein. Premier Klein's vibrant personality touched all Albertans
and throughout his career he easily connected with people from every
walk of life. The news of his passing has surely saddened all who
knew him, and certainly all who served with him in the Legislature,"
said Ed Stelmach.
"We shared a similar political path - municipal and then provincial
politics - but no one compared to Ralph when it came to his ability to
bring a smile to the faces of his colleagues and even his opponents. I
know we will spend the next while thinking of Colleen and their family
during a difficult time, but I also know that those who knew him best
will be recalling many fond memories."
"Premier Klein will forever be my Premier, as he was when I was first
elected. I was honoured when he asked me to be the Party Whip under
his leadership and later a member of his cabinet under his guidance. I
will be eternally grateful for the opportunities he gave me. Marie and
I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Colleen and family on
his passing," concluded Mr. Stelmach.
SOURCE: Alberta Public Affairs Bureau
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