FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by Premier Brian Gallant on the passing of William (Bill) Malenfant, former MLA and former mayor of Dieppe:

We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Bill Malenfant.

Bill is someone who was highly dedicated to his community, serving in various capacities throughout his life.

Bill was first elected to the legislative assembly in 1974 to represent Memramcook. He was re-elected in 1978.

A well-respected member of the community, he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

On behalf of all New Brunswickers, we offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.

A condolence book is available at Dieppe City Hall for members of the public to sign.