Ac­ci­dent claims Wil­liamstown man

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - – News Staff

Glen­garry is mourn­ing the loss of a beloved vol­un­teer fire­fighter, former town­ship em­ployee, and fam­ily man.

John Hugh Munro, 61, passed away af­ter a trac­tor ac­ci­dent at his Wil­liamstown home on the evening of Septem­ber 19.

He was a vol­un­teer fire­fighter with the South Glen­garry Fire Ser­vice for 34 years, based at the Wil­liamstown sta­tion. He also worked for the town­ship’s roads department for 10 years be­fore he re­tired in the sum­mer.

“Our department is bro­ken­hearted,” stated South Glen­garry 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.”

A fu­neral mass was held Mon­day for Mr. Munro, who is sur­vived by his wife and three chil­dren.

In both South and North Glen­garry flags were flown at half staff as a trib­ute to Mr. Munro.

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