MLA on long road to recovery

Ron Cantelon ... in good spirits but is on a long recovery from heart attack  - News file photo
Ron Cantelon ... in good spirits but is on a long recovery from heart attack
— image credit: News file photo

Parksville-Qualicum MLA Ron Cantelon is recovering well says his constituency assistant.

Cantelon suffered a serious heart attack while attending the legislature in late October and was rushed to Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where he underwent heart surgery.

Contacted Monday, Caroline Waters said she talked to Cantelon on the weekend and found him in good spirits.

“He’s a trooper,” she said.

“He’s out and about and walking his dog, changing his health patterns and changing his lifestyle.

“He’s pretty much focused.”

Waters said the actual date of Cantelon’s return to work remains up to his physician, but added she expects him to be back at his seat when the legislature begins sitting in January.

“He’s just remarkable,” she said.

“I imagine a lot of that is because he doesn’t smoke or drink, so he has less far to come back. He tires out, but we keep him busy, but not stressed.”



We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Island singer to open show at MAC
Mourning Parksville boxing mentor
VIDEO: Witnesses describe scene at Parliament Hill; Raw footage of Ottawa shootings
Community cleanup crews sought for plastics program
Security stepped up in B.C. after attacks in Ottawa
VIDEO: Christmas Greetings from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Astronomy society invites public to safely view solar eclipse
Dateline: Cowichan 1947: Basketball excitement grips the valley
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.