Mayor Robertson's Statement on passing of former Mayor Tom Campbell

February 3, 2012 | Uncategorized

“As Mayor, Tom Campbell oversaw a significant period of growth and change in our city.

“During his time as mayor, Vancouver saw the completion of many significant projects and initiatives that changed our landscape. These range from the Two Bentall Centre, Bloedel Conservatory, the Centennial Museum, H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, and Pacific Centre.

“He also oversaw the acquisition of the south shore of False Creek in 1969, decades before it became one of the most sought-after places to live in the city.

“These achievements have left a lasting legacy on Vancouver, giving the city some of its most well-known structures and areas. He will be remembered for his dedication to public service and shaping the city.

“We extend our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.”

A native of Vancouver, Tom Campbell first joined City Council as an alderman in 1962. In 1966, he was elected mayor and went on to serve three terms, from 1967 until 1972, when he returned to private life.