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Who’s Who: David Kilgour was Capreol’s last mayor


Former Greater Sudbury councillor and Mayor of the Town of Capreol.

Former Greater Sudbury city councillor and Mayor of the Town of Capreol, Dave Kilgour, has died July 9, 2017. He was 70. Kilgour was no stranger to municipal politics, having first served as a councillor and mayor for the Town of Capreol, then as a regional councillor and finally as councillor in the amalgamated City of Greater Sudbury. 

He last served as Ward 7 Coun. from 2010 to 2014. He sought re-election in the 2014 municipal election but was defeated by Jakubo.In 2012, Kilgour stood as a witness before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources, where he testified in favour of Greater Sudbury playing a significant role in the development of the Ring of Fire. Cliffs Natural Resources would later announce its intent to build a $1.8-billion smelter complex near Capreol, however that project has yet to materialize. 

In 2013, Kilgour was elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Born in Sudbury, May 31, 1947, he was the cherished son of the late David James and Emma (Nepitt);  husband of Jeannie (Wojciechowski) for nearly 48 years;  father of Brett (Angie) and Scott (Lindsey); “Grampa” of Sophie, Paige and Evelyn and brother of Sandy (Rick) Komhyr, and Leslie (Tim) Carr. Funeral service at Our Lady of Peace Church, 26 Dennie Street, Capreol Friday, July 14 2017 at 11 am. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church or Capreol Railway Museum would be appreciated.

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