Remembering Jim Prentice (1956-2016): in pictures

Jim Prentice was first elected to Parliament as the Conservative MP for Calgary North Centre, Alta. He was then re-elected in 2006 and 2008, before resigning in 2010. Before politics, the South Porcupine, Ont. native attended the University of Alberta and Dalhousie University, earning commerce and law degrees, respectively. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Then-Conservative MPs Peter MacKay, Lee Richardson, and Jim Prentice, pictured on the Hill in 2005. It was in the same year that Mr. Prentice was presented with the Alberta Centennial Medal. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice in 2006, speaking with his staffers as then-Indian Affairs and Northern Development minister and federal interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice and fellow then Harper-era cabinet minister Vic Toews in 2006. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Kashechewan Chief Jonathan Soloman and Jim Prentice, then-minister of Indian Affairs, signing an infrastructure investment agreement in Ottawa, Monday, July 30, 2007. During his pre-political career as a young lawyer, Mr. Prentice had developed a reputation for his ability to resolve negotiations with First Nations groups. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice and then-governor general Michaëlle Jean as he is sworn in as minister of Industry in the 2007 cabinet shuffle. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice and then-Conservative MP James Moore in 2008. During Mr. Prentice's time on the Hill, he introduced seven government bills, and passed five of them. Within 2008, Mr. Prentice served in cabinet, first as Industry minister and then was shuffled into the Environment portfolio. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

Jim Prentice speaks at the Economic Club of Canada in 2009 during his tenure as the minister of the Environment. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice scrums with media after his address to the Economic Club of Canada in 2009. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice, right, with Gary Doer, left, former Canadian ambassador to the United States, and David Jacobson, former American ambassador to Canada, in Ottawa. 2009. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice with his wife Karen, left, Steve Doss, and his husband Liberal MP Seamus O'Regan, at a Hope Live charity event in Ottawa in 2009. Mr. Prentice leaves behind his wife, three daughters, and two grandchildren. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice speaks at a Canadian American Business Council event in Ottawa in 2012. After leaving federal politics, Mr. Prentice successfully ran for provincial leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives, becoming the premier between 2014-2015. The government was swept out of power by the NDP led by Rachel Notley. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Jim Prentice in 2014. In 2010 and again in 2014, Mr. Prentice was named to Alberta Venture's list of the province's 50 Most Influential People. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright