A Pincher Creek councillor who was well known in the community has died. Wayne Elliot passed away on July 9th while camping with his family. He was serving his fifth term as a councillor for the town before his unfortunate death. Pincher Creek Mayor Don Anderberg says Elliott was a stand up guy who loved the community and hockey.
“His dedication to the Memorial Community Centre Arena and the love of the game started jersey day here in Pincher Creek. Since 2017, our community has been putting on jerseys during the month of February in support of the arena, Hockeyville, and kids in sport. He always dropped off jerseys for those who needed one to borrow and even wore his jersey on the beach of Jamaica.”
No official cause of death was mentioned. The flag at Pincher Creek Town Hall has been lowered and a moment of silence will take place during the next council meeting on July 25th.