Condolences are pouring in at news that Port Hardy’s Mayor has passed away May 21, in Nanaimo.

Deputy Mayor Jessie Hemphill says it was a big shock for the whole community and everyone at the District Office.

Hemphill says Parnham is being remembered by many community leaders today.

North Island MP John Duncan says she will be greatly missed.

“Bev was a progressive thinker who always placed the interests of her greater community first. From the time we first met in 1992 to our most recent meeting only two weeks ago, she always impressed me as a person of drive, passion and great integrity. The fact that the causes and projects she pursued were always founded in doing the right thing for her community made her a great political partner,” says Duncan.