Eric Nyvall has put his mayoral campaign on hold after his father suffered a heart attack on Saturday. Submitted.

Father’s heart attack pauses Nyvall’s Abbotsford mayoral campaign

Eric Nyvall ‘going to chill out for a few days as a family’ after father’s heart attack

Abbotsford mayoral candidate Eric Nyvall has put his campaign on hold due to a medical emergency in the family.

Nyvall posted on Facebook Saturday morning that his family was “in the midst of a family health crisis here and have to go quickly to hospital,” cancelling his campaign barbecue scheduled for Sunday.

“The person in question is my dad who I am quite close with and until we know more the campaign for Mayor will be on hold,” Nyvall wrote in the original post.

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He later updated the post to say his father had suffered a heart attack.

“It was a [real] surprise as our family (and he, extremely healthy) has none of the risk factors,” Nyvall wrote in the update.

“Thank you to his wife Janine for her quick thinking to get right on 911 and the BC Ambulance Service’s excellent service and direct run to [New Westminster’s Royal Columbian Hospital] saved his life.”

Nyvall did not say if or when his campaign could continue.

“We’re just going to chill out for a few days as a family and get all this figured out.”

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