Burnaby city councillor Nick Volkow has died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.
His family says Volkow passed away Saturday morning surrounded by family and friends in his Burnaby home.
Volkow has served on council since he was first elected in 1996. According to his bio on the City of Burnaby website, he served on the parks commission between 1988 and 1993.
Volkow was passionate about improving opportunities for young people and was involved in the development of four youth centres and skateboard parks.
“Nick was a great guy, he was the man of the people, there was hardly anyone in this town who didn’t know him, his door was always open, and he was always willing to get a call and listen to things,” Coun. Colleen Jordan said.
He also worked as a truck driver for Safeway for nearly 40 years.
He was 67 years old.