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Former Conservative MLA Wilfred Arsenault has died after a long battle with cancer. (Province of Prince Edward Island)

Former Conservative MLA Wilfred Arsenault has died after a long battle with cancer.

He represented the riding of Evangeline-Miscouche under the Pat Binns government for seven years.

Arsenault was also an active community volunteer with the Knights of Columbus, Lion's Club, Kinsmen Club, the Evangeline Tourism Association, Le Club Richelieu Evangeline, Le Musee Acadien and La Voix Acadienne Board.

Opposition leader Olive Crane released a statement Wednesday giving condolences to Arsenault's wife Emily and the rest of his family.

"Wilfred was a dear friend who will be remembered for his kind and hard working nature. He was a true gentleman who devoted his lives to serving and helping others," said Crane in a statement.

Arsenault was 57.