Remembering Ken Fisher
Posted by MNBC Communications on
Métis Nation British Columbia was very saddened to learn of the recent passing of Ken Fisher, President of Nova Heritage Métis Association and one of our Nation’s early pioneers of the Métis Movement. Since the early 80’s, he had been a very active member and leader at both the community and provincial levels.
His contributions to our Nation’s legislation and all of his work as a volunteer for more than two decades is recognized and commended.
Ken was also one of the founding members of Nova Métis Heritage Association in Surrey where on just about any day you could find him and his beloved wife Joyce in the office ready to welcome new and existing members to the community and eager to discuss who they were and if they just might be related in some way.
Ken was a very proud Métis and was quick to school you on what and who the Métis are. He took his ancestry and Metis roots very seriously.
In 2006, past MNBC President Bruce Dumont awarded Mr. Fisher the “Order of the Sash” for his years of service to his community. In 2012 he was among a number of recipients awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal also as a credit to his service to his community.
Ken will be remembered for his contributions and his commitment to recognition and reconciliation for Métis, and for his often strong thoughts and opinions on different subjects and issues. It was a part of his charm, and now he is no doubt in the arms of his beloved, Joyce. He left a large footprint in the sand on our Nation and he will be missed.
Service details will be posted here as they are made available.
On behalf of our MNBC Board of Directors and Staff, our hearts and prayers go out to his loved ones and everyone affected by this great loss.
President, Métis Nation British Columbia