Premier, Lieutenant Governor offer condolences for former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion


Published February 8, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Hazel McCallion dead at 101

Premier Doug Ford and Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell were among the dignitaries to sign an Ontario book of condolences for former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion earlier today (Feb. 8) at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Michelle DiEmanuele, Secretary of the Cabinet, was also on hand to sign the book for McCallion, who died Jan. 29 after a month-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The book of condolences at Queen’s Park is open to the public and will remain available for signing until Monday (Feb. 13).

McCallion, who would have turned 102 on Feb. 14, will instead be buried on that date.

A state funeral for McCallion will be held next Tuesday (Feb. 14) at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga.

Prior to that, McCallion will be lying in repose on Sunday and Monday (Feb. 12-13).

After signing the book of condolences, Ford said that McCallion, whom he described as both a true friend and mentor, will be greatly missed.


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