Alberta Association of Former MLAs


Jack Ady (1932-2019)

A memorial service will be held for Jack Ady on November 30 at 11 AM at the Church of Latter Day Saints, Cardston East Stake Centre, 338-5th Avenue East, Cardston, Alberta.

Jack served as a member of the Alberta Legislative Assembly from 1986 to 1997. He represented the Progressive Conservative Party as the member for Cardston which later became Cardston-Chief Mountain.

He was elected to the Alberta Legislature in the 1986 Alberta general election. He won the Constituency of Cardston by a comfortable margin to hold the district for the Progressive Conservatives defeating three other candidates. He was re-elected to his second term in the 1989 Alberta general election when he defeated two other candidates in a landslide. Premier Ralph Klein appointed him as the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology and Career Development in 1992, a post he held until he left office in 1997.

In 2008 the Alberta government disbanded the existing health care boards and created one single provincial board. It was titled the Alberta Health Services Board. Jack was appointed to the new 15 member board, where he served until August 31, 2010.

The Constituency of Cardston was abolished due to redistribution for the 1993 Alberta general election. Jack ran for re-election and won in the new Cardston-Chief Mountain Constituency. 

Jack did not run for a fourth term and retired at dissolution of the Assembly in 1997. His daughter-in-law Cindy Ady was the MLA for the Constituency of Calgary Shaw from 2001 to 2012.

Jack and his wife Darlene are parents of five children: Donald, Jack (Douglas), Lori, John, and Robert.

Jack will be remembered for his long time of service to his community, his Church, and his province. His legacy includes the Jack Ady Cancer Centre in Lethbridge.





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