Delta councillor dealing with family emergency

Sylvia Bishop will not take a leave of absence while she deals with family illness.

Delta councillor Sylvia Bishop

Delta Coun. Sylvia Bishop has made public that the reason for her absences from some committee and council meetings recently is a family health emergency.

“My husband has melanoma (skin cancer) which has advanced to a stage where he is now in care at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner,” she said in a statement. “He was admitted approximately four weeks ago.

“We are fortunate to have a hospice facility where patients receive end-of-life care and are kept comfortable with grace and dignity.

“I would like to thank members of Council, staff and the community for their continued support and understanding at this most difficult time for my family.“

Bishop is not asking for a leave-of-absence from her council duties at this time.

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