Statement from Mayor Handley on behalf of Council:
It is with incredible sadness and disbelief that we announce the passing of Councillor Terry Wickett on Dec 21.
On behalf of Town Council we extend our deepest condolences to his wife Donna, their sons Brad and Tyler (and their families), as well as Terry's mom, whom he would visit often in Saskatchewan and he spoke so fondly of.
Terry will be profoundly missed and has impacted so many of our lives here in Nanton and surrounding area. Terry lived a life of service, as an avid volunteer, Nanton Town Councillor and a long standing member of the RCMP.
Those of us who were fortunate enough to know Terry, knew he was larger than life. Always finding a way to bring humour to every conversation. A constant prankster, with a sly smile and an evil laugh when he knew he was busted.
He was a tireless advocate for our community and contributed greatly to our town. Always passionate about kids sports and public safety. In recent years lobbying for full RCMP coverage in our region and adamantly opposed to the proposed Alberta police force.
His loss is monumental and will be felt by so many. So much of what Nanton is today is because he chose to serve it.
Flags will be lowered to half-mast in honour of Councillor Wickett and a book of condolences that residents are invited to sign will be at the Town Office.