Canadian singer Fred Penner headlined a free concert Sunday afternoon to honour the life of long-time Winnipeg activist, Nick Ternette, who died last month after battling with health problems for several years.

People packed the West End Cultural Centre to pay tribute to the man many knew as "Citizen Nick."

Ternette was remembered Sunday as the voice for the underprivileged in the city.

He was a common face at city hall making hundreds, if not thousands of presentations after getting involved in civic politics in 1970.

His wife, Emily Ternette, said the tribute concert was his idea.  He wanted to be remembered for his love of music and his love for his community.

Ternette, 68, died on March 4 at St. Boniface General Hospital after spending some time in the  palliative care unit.