December 18, 2012 · 2:48 PM

NORMA MORTON RECEIVED a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Comox Valley Regional District chair Edwin Grieve for her lifetime contribution to the community. Among the first involved in the Comox-Strathcona Natural History Society, Morton was an early visionary regarding the need to protect the Courtenay River Estuary. / Photo by Scott Stanfield

Record Staff

Former Courtenay mayor Ron Webber received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from MP John Duncan on Saturday at the Comox Golf Club.

“Our commitment to Canada is strengthened when we collectively pay homage to those who distinguished themselves by virtue of their talents, their generosity, and their service to their

community and to our country,” said Duncan. “We are proud to recognize today’s recipient for his contributions.”

Also last week, Comox Valley MLA  Don McRae announced that his Diamond Jubilee Medals would go to former Cumberland mayor Fred Bates, lawyer Mike Holland, "retired" auctioneer Dave Stevens and Vanier drama instructor Lori Mazey.

For more information concerning the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal program, call 1-800-465-6890 (toll free). Questions can also be sent to