CHAPTER 498

FORMERLY

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 107

MOURNING THE PASSING OF REPRESENTATIVE PHILIP D. CLOUTIER AND HONORING HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITIZENS OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, Representative Cloutier secured the trust and admiration of many New Castle County residents through his distinguished career of public service that spanned two decades; and

WHEREAS, Representative Cloutier's well deserved reputation for thoroughness earned him the support of his fellow citizens who elected him to serve as president of the Council of Civic Organizations of Brandywine Hundred; and

WHEREAS, New Castle County Council benefited from Representative Cloutier's expertise in land use issues when he served as president of that body; and

WHEREAS, Representative Cloutier continued his career of public service with two consecutive terms in the State House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, during his four years of service in the State House Representative Cloutier became a valuable asset in helping Delaware lawmakers deal with the state's land use challenges; and

WHEREAS, Representative Cloutier also earned praise for his support of efforts to improve school discipline, limit state spending and expand educational opportunities for all Delawareans; and

WHEREAS, the dignified and brave way in which he dealt with the ailment which eventually claimed his life set a shining example for his fellow legislators and all Delaware citizens.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representative of the 139th General Assembly that we do hereby lament the passing of Representative Philip D. Cloutier and extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues he left behind.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that while we mourn his departure, we gratefully acknowledge the significant contributions he made to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans during his brief time here.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that suitably prepared copies of this resolution be presented to Catherine Labonte Cloutier on behalf of all members of the Delaware State House of Representatives.

Approved October 7, 1998