Lieutenant governor resting after successful surgery for cancerous growth

Alberta Lt.-Gov. Norman Kwong is resting in a Calgary hospital after surgery to remove a small cancerous growth.

EDMONTON — Alberta Lt.-Gov. Norman Kwong is resting in a Calgary hospital after surgery to remove a small cancerous growth.

A government news release says Kwong will be taking a break from his ceremonial and social duties while he recovers.

But he will continue to perform his constitutional responsibilities such as signing orders-in-council and granting royal assent to legislation.

The lieutenant governor says he is looking forward to resuming a full schedule as soon as possible.

Kwong, who was born in 1929 in Calgary, was named to the vice-regal post in January 2005.

He had a successful Canadian Football League career with the Calgary Stampeders and the Edmonton Eskimos between 1948 and 1960.