On Saturday, July 30, I attended a celebration of life for Jon Whelan. While listening to family members and the tributes of others in attendance, it was clear to me that Jon deserved more widespread recognition.
For most of Jon’s life, he was engaged in community affairs and fearless in voicing an opinion. He was successful in raising public awareness and his tenacity achieved a personal goal, which was to initiate the use of video for regular Town of Banff council meetings. He dedicated himself to the concerns of Banff residents.
Ethics, integrity, honesty, and courageousness are the words that come to mind when thinking about Jon. He will be sorely missed.Barry Kelly,