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Former Almonte councillor Garry Dalgity passes away

Former Almonte councillor Garry Dalgity

Former Almonte councillor Garry Dalgity died on Tuesday, Dec. 26 at the age of 82 with family by his side.

Dalgity served over 35 years as a municipal councillor, and “was well known and respected for his leadership,” says Mayor Christa Lowry.

Dalgity was first elected to the Town of Almonte Council as a councillor in 1975, a position he held until 1997. Following amalgamation in 1998, he was a member of Mississippi Mills Council from 1998 to 2003 and 2006 to 2014.

Dalgity was also involved in the life and community of Almonte.  He volunteered with many local boards and organizations, including the Almonte General Hospital Board, the former Mill Community Support Corporation, United Way of Lanark County and two terms as Almonte Civitan Club president. He was also committed to local recreation programs, spending years coaching softball, hockey and ladies broomball.

As a former member of Council, flags at all municipal facilities have been lowered in the late councillor’s honour.

“Please keep the Dalgity family in your thoughts and prayers during this solemn time,” urges the municipality.

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