The accolades began to pour in for John Rafferty who was the member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Rainy River from 2008 to 2015.

On Sunday, Rafferty died after an 18-month cancer battle at the age of 65 — a mere three days before he turned 66.

“John Rafferty was dedicated to community and service, driven by empathy and was generous with his tireless energy,” said Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, in a news release Monday.

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