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City remembers former Mayor

Don MacGregor served as Mayor from 1980 to 1985
Civic Centre
Sault Ste. Marie Civic Centre file photo. David Helwig/SooToday

Former Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Don MacGregor passed away on Friday.

Current Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano expressed his condolences to MacGregor's family in a statement issued Saturday morning.

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor MacGregor,” Provenzano said. “Sault Ste. Marie is a better place because of his public service and we are grateful for his dedication to our community. He served our community as a Mayor and Alderman, and committed his time and energy to several boards and committees such as the Queenstown Board of Management, Transportation Commission, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Algoma College Board of Trustees. I want to recognize his family and express my deepest condolences during this difficult time.”

MacGregor served as Mayor from 1980-85 and also served as an alderman on two separate occasions, from 1965 to71 and again from 1979 to 1980 before serving as Mayor.

MacGregor is predeceased by his late wife Dawna and survived by his children, Nancy, Murray, David and Robert.

Flags at city facilities will be flown at half-mast in recognition of MacGregor's death.

Funeral details have not yet been announced.

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