Former MP & MHA John Efford passes away
John Efford has passed away, he was 77. He was just shy of his 78th birthday which would have been on January 6.
From 1985 to 2001, he served as an MHA. He was the Opposition critic for consumer affairs, public works, fisheries, health and social services. He later served as minister of social services, minister of works, services and transportation, and minister of fisheries and aquaculture.
In 2001 Efford entered the race to become the leader of the provincial Liberal party but lost to Roger Grimes by 14 votes.
Efford was elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 2002 and was re-elected in the 2004 general election. In 2003, he was named Minister of Natural Resources.
Efford operated a Wholesale store and the Della Lee retail clothing store.
Efford was married to his wife Madonna and they have three children Jacqueline Ann, John III and Joseph Lee and three grandchildren.
In 2019, Efford revealed that he has been battling Alzheimer's disease for two years.