Mr. Speaker, I rise today in the House to recognize the Stephen Turner memorial fund. Stephen Turner was a UPEI and Holland College graduate, a community leader, a great Liberal, and friend to all whose life was taken far too soon in his youth.
Stephen gave so much of himself to his community that it seems only right that he continue to give even in his passing. Stephen’s friends and family have made sure that his memory and character stay alive by encouraging the values of leadership, political participation and academic success of youth on Prince Edward Island. The memorial fund in his name, in the form of a scholarship, will be awarded annually to a student who attends an Island post-secondary institution and who has shown interest within and commitment to the political process and community organizations on P.E.I.
On behalf of Islanders and this House, I would like to thank Stephen’s friends and family who so kindly created this memorial fund so that Stephen’s legacy as a community leader could live on.