Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan gave a special tribute to Sooke pioneer Maywell Wickheim in the B.C. Legislature last week.
Wickheim died July 17. He was 90 years old.
Said Horgan: “It’s with great sadness that I rise to inform the House of the passing of Sooke pioneer resident Maywell Wickheim. Maywell reached the tender age of 90 years before passing this weekend.
“Maywell will be remembered by many in British Columbia for his pioneering work as a logger, a business person, a marine operator and historian. He also was a gardener, and he cultivated the community garden ethic and mentality in Sooke. He established the Kludahk Trail, and those who have had the good fortune of hiking in the Sooke Hills will remember with fondness Maywell’s trails.
“He was a great man, a wonderful man. He will be severely missed by the people of Sooke. I would ask this legislature if we could pass on our best wishes to the family and the people of Sooke who have lost a gentleman, a scholar and a fine British Columbian.”