Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement on the death of Don Brothers:
“I was saddened to hear about the death of Don Brothers, one of the key figures in W.A.C. Bennett’s caucus and cabinet.
“Don dedicated his life to public service. Like so many others, he answered his country’s call during the Second World War, flying in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He then turned his attention to politics, serving British Columbians for 14 years, including stints as minister of mines and petroleum resources, and minister of education.
“And while his service took him around the globe in the RCAF, and throughout the province in government, Don remained firmly rooted in Grand Forks, where he was born, and where he stayed until the end.
“My thoughts are with his family.”