Former Ward 1 Councillor John Macklem died suddenly this week.
Colleagues say he passed away Wednesday.
Macklem was known for being an outspoken politician. He ran, unsuccessfully, for mayor three times and was the last Warden of Victoria County before amalgamation in 2001. As an accountant, Macklem was always conscious of the city’s budget and advocated for responsible management of taxpayers’ money.
His son, Rob Macklem, is currently Ward 1 councillor.