“Don Getty will be remembered for the importance he placed on family, for the care and dedication he brought to his duties as a minister and premier and for the great pride he always carried as an Albertan and a Canadian.
“His contributions over the course of his varied and distinguished career are part of the Alberta story, from his pioneering role as the first Canadian to quarterback a Grey Cup game to his thoughtful service as leader of our province.
“I join with my fellow Albertans in honouring Don Getty’s memory and offering thanks for the strengths and abilities he shared with our province. I also extend sincere condolences to his wife Margaret, their children and the many friends and family members who are mourning his loss.”
- Her Honour, the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell