Marcel Beaudry, the former mayor of Hull and chair of the National Capital Commission, has died at the age of 79.
Beaudry’s family says he passed away in a Montreal hospital Friday afternoon, according to media reports.
He was Hull’s mayor in 1991 and 1992, and then went on to become the chair of the NCC from 1992 until 2006.
Some of his accomplishments while chair of the NCC including the widening of the Champlain Bridge, and the Greenbelt Master Plan.
Ottawa West-Nepean MP and minister responsible for the NCC John Baird says in a statement, “”It is with deep regret and great sadness that I learned of the passing of a great man and passionate advocate for the national capital for all Canadians. Marcel Beaudry was a man whose vast accomplishments over a lifetime of public service improved the lives of Ottawa residents and visitors alike.”
Mayor Jim Watson says in a Tweet that Beaudry’s imprint on our community will “last a long time.”