“I was deeply saddened to learn of Mike’s passing yesterday,” said Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith.

“Mike, who was a long-time staff member at Northern Lakes College, was a diligent advocate for workers and workers’ rights and he served this role well as one of the union’s Vice-Presidents in the late 1970s and again in the mid-80s.

“Our thoughts are with Mike’s family, friends and all those whose lives he touched. He will be missed.”