The Glengarry News

Tragedy

Williamstown man dies in accident

publisher Sep 20, 2018 - 3:10pm

The Township of South Glengarry is mourning the loss of John Hugh Munro, a prominent Williamstown resident who was killed Wednesday in a tractor accident. Mr. Munro had been a volunteer with the South Glengarry Fire Service for 34 years.

Following his retirement from Kraft, he joined the township’s roads department, where he worked for 10 years until his recent retirement this summer.

"Our department is brokenhearted," stated Fire Chief Dave Robertson, "John Hugh was not only a dedicated member of our Fire Service, but also an avid community volunteer and dear friend to many. He will be missed by the department and community."

"On behalf of Council and all Township employees, I extend our deepest condolences to John Hugh's family," stated Mayor Ian McLeod. "We have lost a valued friend and colleague. Our community is a better place because of his many contributions and he will be sorely missed." All Township flags have been lowered to half-mast today in Mr. Munro's honour.

Jersey Day for Broncos

publisher Apr 12, 2018 - 2:53pm

North Glengarry staff and council members participated in Jersey Day April 12 to show their support for the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team following a bus crash that claimed the lives of 16 members of the club. Back, from left: Councillor Michel Depratto, Councillor Jacques Massie, Mayor Chris McDonell, Deputy Mayor Jamie MacDonald, Councillor Carma Williams, Councillor Jeff Manley, Public Works Director Ryan Morton, front, Treasurer Sarah Huskinson, Interim CAO Steven Potter, Councillor Brian Caddell. The flag at town hall was also lowered to half-staff. "All of us were deeply saddened by the tragedy in Saskatchewan, particularly as many of us have spent countless hours on buses travelling to hockey games and other sporting events," said Mayor McDonell. Across the country Thursday, people showed up to work and school decked out in jerseys and sharing the message that we are all one team and that we all feel this loss.

Tragedy sparks global support

publisher Mar 1, 2017 - 8:46am

In The News this week we report how tragedy can bring out the best in people.

An Alexandria woman's drive to raise money to arrange for the return of her brother-in-law's remains from the Dominican Republic has to date collected more than $11,000.

“I don’t know a lot of the donors,” says Lori Sabourin.

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