Lloyd Hines Death: former Liberal cabinet minister and Guysborough warden

Lloyd Hines Death: former Liberal cabinet minister and Guysborough warden

We mourn the loss of Lloyd Hines, a former Liberal MLA and Municipality of the District of Guysborough warden. Hines, who passed away at the age of 71, is remembered as a dedicated civil servant who tirelessly worked for those he represented in office.

Who was Lloyd Hines?

Lloyd Hines was more than just a councillor and MLA. He served on many boards and volunteer organizations, and was elected to the first Guysborough County District School Board in 1982, serving for four years. He was first elected to council in 1997, serving his first nine years as councillor and being chosen as warden after subsequent elections until he left municipal politics.

His Political Career

Hines was elected as an MLA in 2013, and named as natural resources minister in 2015. He was returned to office in the 2017 election, and served as minister of transportation and infrastructure renewal until 2021. He was defeated in the 2021 general election.

His Legacy

The municipality said Hines’ “forward-looking thinking shaped our municipality into the strong, successful community that it is today. His legacy will live on infinitely for the positive impact that Lloyd had on our communities”. Current warden Vernon Pitts said in the statement that Hines “was deeply respected, and it is with heartfelt grief and a sense of great loss that we mourn the passing of Lloyd as our leader, colleague, and friend. We will always hold his memory in our hearts”.

Conclusion

Lloyd Hines is survived by his wife Patricia, children Shannon, Sarah, Victoria, and Regan and several grandchildren. His passing is a significant loss to his community. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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