February 27, 2018
Mr. Len Webber (Calgary Confederation, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, it is with great shock and sorrow that I rise to mark the sudden and unexpected death of Troy Black of Calgary.
In the middle of a Mexican vacation with his wife Lindsay, he required life-saving blood transfers to save his life. Sadly, there was not enough of a supply, and we lost a good man to eventual cardiac arrest, at the age of 34.
I came to know Troy well as the former president of my provincial riding association. The son of former Alberta MLA Patricia Nelson, Troy was well known and an active member of our community. It is my hope that his passing serves as a lasting reminder to us that thousands of Canadians depend on blood donors to stay alive.
As a blood donor, I encourage others to please donate. We do not know who our blood goes to, but Troy is proof that it could be someone we know very well.
On behalf of our entire community, I want pass along our deepest condolences to Pat, Lindsay, and the Troy Black family.