IN MEMORIAM The Frederickson family gather at the Radium Fire Hall on October 14th to help dedicate a new memorial stone and plaque in memory of late Radium councillor, Brent Frederickson, who passed away in January. Photo by Kelsey Verboom

By Pioneer Staff

Friends and family of former Radium councillor Brent Frederickson gathered on Friday, October 14th, to pay tribute to the long-standing council member and popular local businessman at the dedication of a memorial stone in his honour at the Radium Fire Hall.

The stones plaque, which reads, In memory of Brent Frederickson a champion of the village was unveiled on what would have been Brents 60th birthday.

Gathered on a piece of land the Frederickson family helped secure as the site for the new fire hall, Brents family listened to Mayor Dee Conklin, Councillor Ron Verboom, and Fire Chief Dave Dixon speak of Brents contributions to his community.

What more could be said about Brent as a leader of this community that all of us gathered here today dont already know in our hearts, said Councillor Verboom, who served on council alongside Brent since the villages incorporation in 1990.

Seeing what Radium has grown into is a great measure of our success, and much of that success can be attributed to Brents guidance and leadership on council.

He wasnt a big guy, but he sure had broad shoulders. The village is extremely indebted to Brent for his years of municipal service, his wisdom, his thoughtfulness, and his determination. Mr. Radium, youve left some pretty big shoes to fill.

Donations to the Radium Fire Department, collected in Brents memory after his passing, have allowed the organization, which was a cause close to Brents heart, to purchase new uniforms and jackets.