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Sundre Hospital and Care Centre renamed

Myron Thompson Health Centre a tribute to late community leader

SUNDRE — The Sundre Hospital and Care Centre has officially been renamed in honour of a late, local leader who left an indelible legacy of dedication to service.

Myron Thompson, whose outspoken views as a federal politician had occasionally courted controversy, built over decades of public service a reputation for unashamedly and passionately representing his community and constituents, including on Sundre town council.

On Friday, Oct. 16, the Myron Thompson Health Centre was unveiled during a ceremony featuring speeches from many dignitaries, including Premier Jason Kenney, Health Minister Tyler Shandro, as well as Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Jason Nixon.

Also sharing thoughts were Ron Fisher, a friend of the Thompson family; Terry Leslie, mayor of Sundre; Bruce Beattie, Mountain View County reeve; Dr. Verna Yiu, president and CEO of Alberta Health Services; and Gerald Ingeveld, chair of the Sundre Hospital Futures Committee.