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The Municipality of Trent Hills Mourns the Loss of Mayor Hector Macmillan

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017

Trent Hills – Mayor Hector Macmillan passed away earlier today at his residence in Campbellford.

"On behalf of Trent Hills Council, I extend deepest condolences to Hector’s wife Sandy, their children and grandchildren" said Deputy Mayor Robert Crate. "This is a great loss for his family and for Trent Hills. Hector was larger than life when advocating for the municipality and the best interests of its citizens. Being Mayor of Trent Hills was his passion and his calling."

Hector held the position of Mayor for four consecutive terms beginning in 2003 and served as Warden of Northumberland County in 2007 and 2013. As an entrepreneur and fifth generation Campbellford resident, Hector understood the needs of Trent Hills constituents. He worked tirelessly to address their concerns, improve and promote the Municipality of Trent Hills.

Hector was a visionary and encouraged the community to dream big with him. Many municipal initiatives came directly from his priorities of improving parks and recreation facilities, encouraging housing options, providing an efficient and up to date fire service and promoting the many attributes of his beloved Trent Hills to visitors. Hector also had a very practical side and felt strongly about ensuring that infrastructure be upgraded and regular maintenance plans put in place. With his entrepreneurial nature, he exhibited a business-style leadership that often made economic development initiatives a special focus. His most notable project is perhaps the development of the Campbellford Business Park, which he viewed as an important investment for the future growth of the business community.

Recently Hector took up the fight to bring the cancer treatment procedure, Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) to Canada. After travelling to Germany to receive this treatment, Hector made it his mission to ensure that all pancreatic cancer patients have the same opportunity and access to this life extending technology. As a direct result of his efforts, the Province of Ontario recently announced that a three year clinical trial of this procedure would begin this fall in Toronto.

Flags at Municipal buildings will be lowered to half-mast in honour of Mayor Hector Macmillan and a Book of Condolences is available at the Trent Hills Municipal Office. Funeral service arrangements will be forthcoming.

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