A celebration of life for former Saanich mayor, MLA and long-time community leader Mel Couvelier will take place in Sidney on June 17.
Couvelier died May 31 after battling an illness, first diagnosed in January. He and his family have kept details of the illness private.
Friday’s service begins at 1 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. In lieu of flowers, the Couvelier family have asked for donations to the Mary Winspear Centre or the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, where he was a long-time volunteer.