The Town of Gravenhurst lowered its flag to half-staff to honour six-term councillor Bob Colhoun, who passed away last week.
The 85-year-old’s obituary says he passed away peacefully with his daughter and his son and daughter in-laws by his side.
Colhoun served as a Gravenhurst councillor between 1997 and 2018.
“I served many years on district council with Bob Colhoun,” said Parry Sound-Muskoka MP Scott Aitchison. “I always enjoyed working with him too. Rest in peace Bob and thank you for your service to the people of Gravenhurst and all Muskoka.”
“Bob was a great councillor and a wonderful colleague for many years,” added MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka Graydon Smith. “A great laugh and I loved working with him. Condolences to his family, friends and those who will miss him. Rest in peace, my friend.”
Gravenhurst Mayor Heidi Lorenz says Colhoun was a “pillar of the community” adding that prior to becoming a councillor he was a firefighter. “He was community-oriented at heart,” she says.
Lorenz was first elected to council in 2010. “(Colhoun) was one of many people I had been watching for the last couple of terms and had admired,” she says.
Lorenz adds she last saw Colhoun just over a month ago in Severn Bridge. “Although he had moved out of the community, he was always coming back and still supporting the community that he had served for so long.”