The community of Likely continues to mourn following the death of a resident who has left a significant legacy.
President of the Likely Chamber of Commerce, Robin Hood passed away on Thursday, March 17 following a short battle with cancer.
Cariboo Regional District Area F Director, Joan Sorley says she’s heartbroken.
“Over the years, certainly he got to be much more than a colleague. He was my friend. It’s going to be very tough to fill his big shoes.”
Sorley says you just have to look anywhere in Likely and beyond to see the legacy that Hood has left behind.
“He was instrumental in the community hall, the community center, there’s a community kitchen that’s just been finished. That’s all a result of Robin’s efforts.”
Sorley says she could go on and on about all the of things that Hood was not only involved in but spearheaded.
“The community forest itself actually was the second one in the province and he just thought hey why not us. He didn’t think he could do it, and sure enough, he could do it.”
A celebration of life for Robin Hood in Likely’s Cedar Point Park is scheduled to take place on July 30th.
“It’s a significant loss for our entire region,” says Cariboo North MLA, Coralee Oakes. “From a provincial perspective, I worked closely with him on a number of projects. Robin was somebody who just got things done.”
“He was a force to be reckoned with and you know we need that in the North, we need that in the Cariboo to make sure our voices are represented, so it is a huge loss and my heart absolutely goes out to Darlene (Hood’s wife) and the entire community of Likely.”
(Editor’s Note: Hood passed away on Thursday, March 17 not on Friday, March 18 as originally reported)