In Memory of Dr. M. Bryn Kulmatycki, Former President and CEO of Northern Lights College

The former president and CEO at Northern Lights College has passed away.

Dr. Bryn Kulmatycki formally announced in March he was stepping down from both roles due to health concerns.

The college issued the following statement Thursday afternoon:

It is with a heavy heart that Northern Lights College announces the passing of former president, Dr. M. Bryn Kulmatycki. Bryn passed away in St. Albert, Alberta in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 7.

Bryn became the president of NLC in April 2015 and had a passion for making the college a pivotal part of the community. For the next seven years, he worked tirelessly to partner with government and industry and was often heard to remark with pride at NLC’s growing role in the region.

At the time of his retirement this January, Bryn had already been battling cancer for several months. He stepped away from his position to tend to his health and to spend time with his family – his wife, Shirley; his children, Ian, Preston, and Tracy (McLellan); and his grandchildren. They were by his side throughout his final days, and were with him when he passed into his final rest.

All who knew Bryn loved him and will miss him, but most especially those at NLC who grieve his loss. The college is flying their flags at half-mast in his honour and is planning a memorial service in the coming weeks.

Vice-president Todd Bondaroff had been appointed as acting president upon Kulmatycki's retirement announcement, and remains in that position.

The college has posted a photo of Kulmatycki on the front page of its website recognizing his passing.

Original article from the Dawson Creek Mirror News