Accident claims Williamstown man
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.