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NEWS: Iqaluit August 24, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Photo: Bryan Pearson’s Iqaluit homecoming

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A final homecoming: Bryan Pearson, 82, Iqaluit's first mayor and founder of the community council that eventually evolved into today's Iqaluit City Council, made one last journey home Aug. 27. Diagnosed with terminal liver cancer more than six months ago, Pearson flew via medevac from Ottawa to Iqaluit, where an ambulance took him home. About 60 vehicles lined up around the Four Corners intersection to view the procession, which passed through downtown Iqaluit just after 11:15 a.m. Spectators waved, honked their car horns and applauded.
A final homecoming: Bryan Pearson, 82, Iqaluit's first mayor and founder of the community council that eventually evolved into today's Iqaluit City Council, made one last journey home Aug. 27. Diagnosed with terminal liver cancer more than six months ago, Pearson flew via medevac from Ottawa to Iqaluit, where an ambulance took him home. About 60 vehicles lined up around the Four Corners intersection to view the procession, which passed through downtown Iqaluit just after 11:15 a.m. Spectators waved, honked their car horns and applauded. "He was very touched by the community support. He's now home resting and happy to be reunited with his friends and especially his dog Kamik," Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern said in a tweet. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

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