Former Cumberland mayor ‘sharp as a tack’ in spite of stroke

Bronco Moncrief, a former mayor and councillor of Cumberland, is regaining some strength after suffering a stroke Thursday.

  • Feb. 5, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Bronco Moncrief, a former mayor and councillor of Cumberland, is regaining some strength after suffering a stroke early Thursday morning that affected the left side of his brain.

The 85-year-old has paralysis down his right side, but with time and physiotherapy he is regaining some strength, his daughter Julie Smith and family members said Tuesday in a statement.

“His speech is the most affected. He knows us all and is quite emotional. We all cry and laugh with every visit. He’s as sharp as a tack, and has so much left inside. He’s just having trouble getting the words out.”

Bronco contributed to the statement.

“Being on the inside of the health-care system is very interesting, and just like others in the Comox Valley, I’m sure dad will have a lot to say when the words come back. The odd swear word comes out quite clear, and repeatedly he says, ‘Don’t forget.’ “

The family thanks everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers. A special thanks goes to St. Joseph’s General Hospital staff for their care and hard work.

For the time being, Bronco needs rest. Visitors will be restricted to family.

“Thank you so much to everyone,” the statement said.

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