Former P.E.I. Lieutenant-Governor Barbara Hagerman dies

Barbara Hagerman, lieutenant-governor of P.E.I. from 2006 to 2011, has died.

Hagerman was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year

Barbara Hagerman was lieutenant-governor from 2006-11. (Government of P.E.I.)

Barbara Hagerman, lieutenant-governor of P.E.I. from 2006 to 2011, has died.

"She brought her love of music to Government House in an unprecedented way," said Lt.-Gov. Frank Lewis.

"Music, and her compassionate action on behalf of international students in P.E.I. are hallmarks of her time as lieutenant governor."

Premier Wade MacLauchlan expressed his condolences in a news release Thursday morning.

"Mrs. Hagerman represents the best of us and she will be greatly missed," said MacLauchlan.

"[She] served Islanders as a cultural leader and tireless volunteer for more than 40 years."

Opposition leader Jamie Fox said Hagerman was a significant Island figure before she became lieutenant-governor.

​"Mrs. Hagerman greatly contributed to enriching Island life through extensive community service in music, the arts and education," he said.

Hagerman was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year.

She was the province's 27th lieutenant-governor, and the second to be a woman.