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January 19, 1998
(Executive Council)

Premier offers condolences to family of late Senator Ottenheimer

Premier Brian Tobin today offered condolences to the family of the late Senator Gerald Ottenheimer. Senator Ottenheimer passed away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday.

"For more than 30 years Senator Ottenheimer served his province and his country," said Premier Tobin. "He was a statesman and a gentleman who spent his life dedicated to serving the public, and his efforts will always be remembered."

Senator Ottenheimer began his political career in 1966, as the Progressive Conservative member for St. John's East. He served as leader of the Opposition from 1967-69. He also served as a cabinet minister in various portfolios under both Frank Moores and Brian Peckford. Senator Ottenheimer took his place in Senate in 1987.

"On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I offer deepest sympathy to the family of Senator Ottenheimer, especially to two of my House of Assembly colleagues, John Ottenheimer and Ed Byrne," said Premier Tobin. "Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time, and they should know that the Senator will be fondly remembered by all who knew him."

Contact: Heidi Bonnell, Office of the Premier, (709) 729-3564.


1998 01 19 10:50 a.m.

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