Strathcona County Mayor Roxanne Carr statement on passing of Councillor Vic Bidzinski

September 14, 2017

Strathcona County Mayor Roxanne Carr statement on passing of Councillor Vic Bidzinski


Photo - Councillor Vic Bidzinski

Update September 18, 2017: Edmonton Journal obituary

“It is with great sadness that we learned Councillor Vic Bidzinski passed away early this morning.  

Our thoughts are with his wife of 50 years, Susan, and family. Strathcona County extends our condolences and prayers to them during this difficult time.

Councillor Bidzinski was a fiercely committed, strong voice on Council, working tirelessly to represent our community for over 20 years.

He made many contributions to Strathcona County, the community and Ward 1. First elected to Council in 1992, he represented Ward 1 for three terms until 2001. He was elected again in 2007, and then in 2010 and in 2013.

Councillor Bidzinski represented Council and his constituents through participation on committees including: the Capital Region Board, Beaver Hills Initiative, the Finance Advisory Committee, the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee, the Governance Advisory Committee, the Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission, and River Valley Alliance.

He also served his community on organizations including the Sherwood Park and Alberta Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club of Sherwood Park, and Strathcona Community Hospital Foundation.

We appreciate the moment of reflection observed this morning by the Capital Region Board in honour of Councillor Bidzinski’s service to the region.

I respected his passion and commitment to our County and constituents. Our friend and colleague will be greatly missed.”


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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