The Honorable Pat Pimm our Minister of Agriculture announced on Wednesday that he is battling colon cancer and will undergo surgery in Grande Prairie, Alberta on January 21st. God You say in Your word that the lashes that Jesus suffered as he went to the cross were for our healing, “for by His wounds you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (NASB) All of us across this province who are praying for our government leaders agree together in prayer that You will heal Pat completely. We also pray for all the doctors who will perform the surgery that You will guide and direct them as they perform the operation and that his recovery will be speedy. We also are grateful Lord that he is in the leadership position he is in and look forward to all that You still have for him to accomplish. Please be with his family and watch over them all as they go through this with him. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Pat Pimm was re-elected to represent the riding of Peace River North on May 14, 2013, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture on June 10, 2013.
Pat previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for the Northeast and was chair of the Northern Caucus and two Select Standing Committees: Aboriginal Affairs and Finance and Government Services. He has also served as a member of Treasury Board.
A lifelong resident of the Peace River region, he served as Councillor for the City of Fort St. John from 1993 to 2005. With 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, he was co-chair of the BC Oil and Gas Conference in 2002 and 2005, bringing together industry stakeholders to identify further strategies and opportunities for economic development in British Columbia’s northeast region.
Pat is the former president of Alpha Controls Ltd, a company that provides construction, maintenance, and electrician services for numerous projects. He is also a past director and vice-president of the North Peace Construction Association.
Pat and his wife Jody have two daughters and two sons.