Qualicum Beach resident Hilda Pearce was honoured at a town council meeting in Qualicum Beach Monday as a pioneer for business in the community.
The business woman, volunteer and politician recently sold her business, Second Avenue Clearance Centre, and Mayor Teunis Westbroek said council thought it was appropriate to acknowledge her contribution to the community with some flowers and a card.
Coun. Dave Willie said Pearce had been instrumental in everyone’s business in Qualicum Beach, including his own.
“I certainly wouldn’t be sitting here today if it hadn’t been for Hilda,” he said.
Coun. Bill Luchtmeijer said everyone will miss Pearce’s day-to-day presence and that Qualicum Beach has moved forward in the direction it has because of people like Pearce.
Westbroek and Willie both commented on how Pearce had also been instrumental in helping Quality Foods get going in the community.
Pearce thanked everyone and let them know that people could still expect to see her.
“I just wanted to say that I’ve sold my business but I’m not retired from doing business in this community — I’ll see you around.”