CALGARY- Former Calgary MLA Ron Stevens has passed away at the age of 64.
Stevens served in the riding of Calgary-Glenmore, serving in a number of posts including deputy premier. He resigned in May 2009, and was soon elected as a sitting judge for the Court of Queen’s Bench.
A number of tributes poured in on social media on Tuesday afternoon, after news of Stevens’ death broke.
Ron Stevens was a trusted and valued friend. Life has taken you too soon. Rest in peace. Phillis & kids may God bless you. My prayers.—
Diane ColleyUrquhart (@BigRedyyc) May 13, 2014
So sad to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague Ron Stevens. My thoughts are with his family.—
Frank Oberle (@Frank_OberleMLA) May 13, 2014
My heart goes out to the family of Ron Stevens. So sad for the loss of a great Albertan and mentor.—
Alison Redford (@A_RedfordMLA) May 13, 2014