The Town of Cobourg are recognizing town employee Nicole Leblanc who died last week while walking to begin her shift as a crossing guard.
On Monday, the Committee of the Whole council passed a motion to donate $1,000 to Leblanc’s family.
“Council respectfully wishes to acknowledge the unfortunate and untimely passing of Nicole LeBlanc, a Town of Cobourg employee,” stated Mayor Gil Brocanier. “A donation of $1,000 will be forwarded to Nicole’s family in trust, in recognition of her service to our community.
“The donation will be taken from the Town of Cobourg contingency fund.”
Leblanc, 32, was walking to Burham Public School when she was struck by a logging truck which was backing up on Elizabeth Street. She had started working as a crossing guard in early September. She died a day later at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto.
Leblanc was also recognized in 2015 with a Civic Bravery award for her role in rescuing an elderly woman from a house fire in July 2015.
“I waved hello to Nicole on my drive into Victoria Hall each morning. Her friendly smile and caring personality
greeted myself and many Cobourg residents and was wonderful way to begin the day,” stated Brocanier.
“She was a dedicated worker who ensured the safety of the children who walked to school along Burnham Street.
She will be greatly missed by Cobourg Town Council, staff and everyone in our community.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Leblanc’s family. Visit: https://www.gofundme.com/2scbuc8c
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at MacCoubrey Funeral Home in Cobourg.