Our community has lost an incredible soul. It was with considerable grief that I read about the passing of Errol Wild. I found out late, not sure how I missed it, but there was the obit as I caught up on some newspaper reading.
Errol was the City Hall purchasing manager. Someone recommended him as one of the first people I talk to when I first ran for City Council. Errol was so approachable, friendly to a fault, and had some good advice. When I got elected, he gave me a City of Kamloops fleece vest that he said was too big for him. I always wear that with pride. Now it also be a bit bittersweet. This wonderful man was taken too soon.
I didn't know Errol was such an icon in the local soccer community, and the sports community in general. Here is a commemoration on the TRU Wolfpack blog.