Passing of Speaker Enook

Mar 30 2019

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 30, 2019) - Deputy Speaker Simeon Mikkungwak today issued the following statement:

“It is my sad duty to announce the passing of Speaker Joe Enook, who left us yesterday following a short illness. My colleagues and I take comfort in knowing that his beloved wife, Mary, was with him at the end. Speaker Enook served his constituents with passion, and represented our institution with dignity. Our thoughts are with Joe’s family and the entire community of Pond Inlet.”

Premier Joe Savikataaq said:

“On behalf of the Government of Nunavut, I extend our sincere condolences to Joe’s family and constituents. I had the honour of serving with Joe for a number of years and can attest to his commitment and dedication to the well-being of our territory.”

Flags have been half-masted at the Legislative Assembly in honour of the passing of Speaker Enook. A book of condolences will be hosted at the Legislative Assembly.

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For more information:
John Quirke, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Tel: (867) 975-5000

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