Released September 17, 1998

Minister offers condolences
to the family of late Albert Vivian

Art Reid, minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, offered his condolences to the family of the late Albert Vivian who died in St. John's yesterday afternoon. Mr. Vivian served as the first chairman of NLHC from 1967 - 1978. 

"I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge Mr. Vivian's work and dedication to the housing industry and in particular his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of NLHC," said Mr. Reid. "As commissioner of housing for the province during the mid-60s, Mr. Vivian played an integral role in the establishment of the corporation and its legislation." 

Mr. Vivian's work with NLHC has also had a deep and positive effect for so many families throughout this province. He will be long remembered for his caring and commitment in providing safe, comfortable and affordable housing, and contributing to the economy of this province through land development, construction and associated industries in the housing field. 

"On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, I offer my deepest sympathy to Mr. Vivian's family and especially his daughter Cathy," said Mr. Reid. "Our prayers and thoughts are with them at this time." 

NLHC will fly its flags at half-mast in Mr. Vivian's honour. 

For further information, contact: 
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications 
Telephone:  (709) 724-3055