David C. Lam, who served as British Columbia’s 25th lieutenant-governor — Canada’s first Asian Canadian lieutenant-governor — from 1988-1995, died Nov. 21 of prostate cancer. He was 87 years-old. “On behalf of all British Columbians, I extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Lam,” Premier Gordon Campbell said in a statement issued by his office. “He served with pride and distinction, and his vision of Canada included a place where immigrants would find refuge and opportunity. He contributed much to the fabric of British Columbia, and his generosity and kindness will never be forgotten.” In addition to public service, Lam was also a noted philanthropist who funded many public projects.

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