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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Marion Reid, the primary feminine lieutenant-governor of P.E.I. and a member of P.E.I.’s Well-known 5 ladies in politics, has handed away on the age of 94.
Premier Dennis King issued an announcement following her passing on June 22, citing her massive affect within the schooling and political fields on the Island.
“Marion Reid broke many limitations and enormously contributed to the province of P.E.I.,” mentioned King. “She was concerned in lots of political roles and was particularly instrumental inside schooling, as a instructor for 21 years and a board member of the P.E.I. Lecturers’ Federation for seven years.”
Reid’s first political position got here as MLA for the Progressive Conservatives within the 1st Queens District again in 1979 and he or she would go on to be named Speaker of the legislative meeting in 1984.
Following her lieutenant-governor appointment in 1990, Reid would go on to turn out to be a member of the Island’s “Well-known 5,” coined after a 1993 photoshoot captured 5 Island ladies, the entire high-ranking political roles, together with Speaker Nancy Guptill, Lt.-Gov. Reid, Opposition Chief Pat Mella, Premier Catherine Callbeck, and Deputy Speaker Elizabeth Hubley.
Present P.E.I. Lt.-Gov. Antoinette Perry famous that Reid’s efforts in politics within the 90s are a ardour that must be recreated.
“She carried out her position in a dignified method price emulating,” mentioned Perry. “She was an incredible inspiration to me, a girl I revered and held in excessive esteem.”
In recognition of Reid’s passing, the flags at Authorities Home might be lowered to half-mast till after her funeral service.