Philip Mcleod

The McLeod Report - London, Ontario

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Strategic Priorities & Policy Committee
4 p.m., Council Chambers (public access 3rd floor), City Hall, 300 Dufferin Ave. Public invited. Phone 519-661-4500 Agenda here

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London, Ontario - The McLeod Report - Philip McLeod

LONDON (Dec. 9) – The City Hall community flag was lowered to half-staff and a book of condolences opened in the lobby as London mourned the death of former mayor Tom Gosnell. 

Mr. Gosnell died Sunday night at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

“He was a true leader, not just at City Hall, but in our community as well,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “City Hall has lowered the flag to half-staff to remember Tom and show our support for his friends and family during this difficult time.” 

Mayor Brown has also asked for a moment’s silence at the start of tonight’s council meeting and encouraged Londoners to remember Mr. Gosnell in the book of condolences.

Mr. Gosnell was elected an alderman in 1979 and served as London’s mayor from 1986 to 1994, and then later on Board of Control from 2003 to 2010 during which time he was also budget chief and deputy mayor. His father, Fred, was a former London mayor.

Mr. Gosnell is survived by his children Craig, Jenn and Beth.

Visitation will be at Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo & Colborne St) Friday, Dec. 12 from 2 – 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St. Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.