Premier John Horgan's brother dies of cancer at 71

Premier John Horgan's brother passes away

Brother of Premier John Horgan passes away

The premier's office issued a statement Thursday expressing sadness at the death of Pat Horgan on January 6.

Pat Horgan, the older brother of Premier John Horgan, has passed away following a long battle with cancer. The premier's office issued a statement Thursday expressing sadness at the death of Pat Horgan.

"Pat passed away from cancer at the age of 71".

"He will be deeply missed by his family and friends", the statement said.

Horgan has referred to his brother as a father-figure who took on many family responsibilities after their dad died while the premier was a toddler.

As B.C.'s premier prepared for a trade trip to Asia and for the February budget, he was also preparing for a service to honour his brother Pat.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the BC Cancer Agency in support of lung cancer research.

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