Former North Bay Mayor Bruce Goulet has passed away

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Clarence John “Bruce” Goulet, of North Bay, was in his one centesimal 12 months when he handed on Saturday.

Goulet, a veteran of the Second World Battle, was well-known within the northeastern Ontario neighborhood.

In keeping with officers, he owned and operated Bruce Workplace Provide earlier than retiring in 1974.

He additionally served on a number of boards and commissions earlier than turning into North Bay’s deputy mayor after which mayor from 1971 to 1973.

He chaired the volunteer group, the Golden Mile Committee, devoted to the waterfront space.

Al McDonald, North Bay’s present mayor, posted a tribute to Goulet on Fb.

“Bruce was true gents, soft-spoken and beloved his metropolis,” McDonald mentioned.

“He championed many initiatives together with the well-known Golden Mile. He served his nation as a veteran, as president of the Chamber of Commerce, councillor, deputy mayor and mayor. He was a well-respected enterprise chief in our metropolis. I’ll miss his steerage, humour and his method of in some way making probably the most troublesome challenges look like a stroll within the park.”

Former Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin additionally posted a tribute to Goulet on Fb.

“Saddened to listen to at the moment that former North Bay Mayor and nice pal Bruce Goulet (handed) away Saturday simply shy of his one centesimal birthday. Bruce was actually one (of) North Bay’s legends all the time working towards a greater metropolis. I’ll keep in mind fondly the pleasure I had presenting our Canadian flag from Prime Minister Harper on the event of his ninetieth birthday. RIP Mr. Goulet…A life well-lived,” Aspin mentioned.

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A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and his funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m., each at Martyn Funeral Dwelling on Wyld Avenue.

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