Ed Harrington, co-founder of the Royal City Musical Theatre and a well-known member of the New Westminster arts community, died on Friday, April 26.
His passing is a great loss for the local arts community, said Lynette Lattimer, a member of the Royal City Musical Theatre and Harrington's longtime friend.
"He's an icon," she said. "He really tried to keep musical theatre alive and in establishing the Royal City Musical Theatre Society, it will happen - because he co-founded that, it will continue as part of his legacy. I think he will always be remembered through the Royal City Musical Theatre Society."
For his contribution to the arts, Harrington was recently awarded the B.C. Hall of Fame Award and was honoured with a star on Granville Street, across from the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.
A memorial service for Harrington will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at Massey Theatre, at 735 Eighth Ave. in New Westminster.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harrington's name to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation - Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, at www.helpstpauls.com or 604-806-9646.
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