Long-time city councillor, Terry Hincks, lost his battle to cancer Friday evening.

According to his family, Hincks passed away peacefully at the Regina Pasqua Hospital.

City councilors gathered at Regina City Hall to pay tribute to their friend and colleague.

“He had a very good vision,” Mayor Michael Fougere said. “What was great about Terry (was) that he had a heart as big as our city. He had that and he showed that every day.”

Hincks was first elected to Regina’s city council in 2003. He was currently seeking his fifth term as Ward 9 councillor in the upcoming municipal election.

Hincks also served as part of the city council’s Executive Committee, Public Works and Infrastructure Committee and was a member of the Board of the Regina Police Commissioners. He was also a prominent Regina realtor.

Ward 10 councillor Jerry Flegel worked with Hincks both on council and as a realtor at Century 21.

“(Hincks) fought a lot for Regina,” Flegel said. “He was one of those guys that was proud of Regina, before Regina was proud of itself."

Flegel described Hincks as a generous man who would “give the shirt off of his back to anyone that asked.”

“He had a passion and commitment for our city that was really second to none,” Fougere said. “His heart was as big as Regina.”

Hincks’ name will remain on the ballot in Ward 9 for the upcoming civic election on October 26.

There will be a service at the Brandt Centre on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.