Statement from Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie on the passing of the Hon. Gerry Doucet, the former Nova Scotia Cabinet Minister and PC MLA for Richmond:
“Gerry Doucet was at his best encouraging the careers of aspiring business people and politicians from all political Parties and backgrounds. He truly felt joy at the success of others. I am one of the lucky beneficiaries of his endless patience, kindness, and support. There are also many others who are mourning the loss of a true friend and mentor today.
Gerry was the driving force behind more political and economic successes in his beloved Nova Scotia than we will ever know. His own accomplishments are many, and will be celebrated in the days ahead.
Despite his many successes, he was most proud of his family and in particular his five children and two step-children. My heartbroken condolences go out to Gerry’s wife Vida, his children Michelle, Dana, Gerry, Paul and Denise, and his step-sons Brian and Brad at this sad time.”