Former Whistler councillor Gordon Tomalty died Saturday at the
age of 75 in Fort Langley, B.C.
In a 35-year career with the RCMP that saw him work
internationally with Interpol and Canadian Executive Services Organization,
Tomalty rose to the position of Chief Superintendent.
Tomalty and his wife Eileen retired to Whistler in the late
1980s after building a home in Alpine Meadows and were deeply involved in the
community. Tomalty was elected to council in a Feb. 3, 1990 by-election after
Ald. Paul Burrows resigned. He was re-elected in December 1990 and served on
council until 1993.
Gordon Tomalty was involved in Whistler’s Mature Action
Committee and was a past chair of the organization. He was a member of Rotary
and involved with the Whistler Rotary Club. He also volunteered as a host on
Gordon suffered a stroke several years ago, which limited his
mobility. He and Eileen moved to the Lower Mainland where in-home medical care
Gordon and Eileen celebrated their 50
anniversary last year with a cruise to Alaska.
Whistler was always a favourite gathing place for the Tomalty
family, which includes children Wendy Cameron of Port Coquitlam, Heather
Tomalty of Ottawa and Staff Sergeant Warren Tomalty of Langley and their
Gordon is also survived by his sister Frances “Frankie” Graham
A memorial service will be held at Maurice Young Millennium
Place in Whistler on Monday, June 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. All who knew him are
welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Simpson’s Manor,
Glover Road in Fort Langley, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of