A lament for a foot soldier

Tie me at the crossroads when I die
Hang me in the wind ’til I get good and dry
And the kids that pass can scratch their heads
And say “who was that guy?”
Tie me at the crossroads when I die

Tie Me At The Crossroads
Bruce Cockburn
From Dart To The Heart (1994)

Len Weeks, 58, passed away this morning. Len worked for Business New Brunswick and its predecessors for something like 30 years. Although I didn’t always agree with him, he was a foot soldier in the battle to get New Brunswick’s economy moving forward.

FatKat thanked Len for helping them along the way in this blog.

According to this source, Len Weeks coined the term advanced training technologies (ATT) and recommended that the department support the distance education initiative.

He was also implicated in the start of the NB call centre initiative.

I seem to recall that he won some type of award from KIRA but I can’t seem to find anything on the Web about this.

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0 Responses to A lament for a foot soldier

  1. Trevor Macausland says:

    He was a tremendous asset to the knowledge industry in NB. I worked with Len on projects like Rising Stars. His support was was always unquestionned. He will be sorely missed.

  2. MonctonLandlord says:

    Yes a civil servant that served the interests of the Province’s IT sector.

    In 2002, Len Weeks was nominated for Industry Person of the Year, a nomination that came from various IT companies in the Province, it came to a big surprise to Len. The night of the KIRA GALA, he looked at me and said something like: This nomination means a lot to me, more than anyone will ever know, the industry thanking me, makes every effort worth it. I hope I do not win, Gerry Pond certainly deserves it, I am the happiest man tonight, knowing I was nominated.

    As Len Weeks’ funeral is this morning, I will be remembering his valuable contribution.