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December 19, 2008
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Minister Currie Recognizes Life and Advocacy Work of Kay Reynolds

Social Services and Seniors

Prince Edward Island's Minister of Social Services and Seniors today offered condolences to the family and friends of Kay Reynolds, a well-known advocate for people with disabilities who passed away Thursday at the age of 85.

Kay Reynolds was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was a young mother and nurse. She devoted her life to championing the rights of people with disabilities, participating in several boards and advisory committees and leading the formation of local community organizations including an Island chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the PEI Council for People With Disabilities, which today is a strong partner of the provincial Government.

Minister Doug Currie, who was also Reynolds’s MLA, today offered his condolences to her family and friends on behalf of the Government of Prince Edward Island.

“Kay Reynolds was a true leader and a visionary who saw people as having special abilities, not disabilities,” said Minister Currie. “Her work continues to inspire many people in our Island community and, although her work will live on, she will be greatly missed.”

Reynolds won several national and provincial awards for her work, and an independent living centre in Charlottetown was named in her honour.

Media Contact: Stefanie Arduini
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