Town of Penetanguishene Lowers Flags in Honour of the Passing of Town of Midland Deputy Mayor Jack Contin

The Town of Penetanguishene extends its deepest condolences to the municipality of Midland for the sudden passing of their Deputy Mayor Jack Contin. We understand that his passing has left a great void in the community of Midland, and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

“On behalf of my Council colleagues, staff and the residents of the town, I offer my sincere condolences to Jack's family and friends,” said Mayor Doug Rawson. "Flags at Town Hall are lowered to half-mast in recognition of his passing and his years of service to our neighbouring community".

Deputy Mayor Contin was a dedicated public servant serving on Council from 2014 to 2018 before being elected as Deputy Mayor in 2022. Through his 25 years working in the public service industry with Parks Canada, Environment Canada and the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and as the executive director of an Indigenous tourism organization, he continuously made a positive impact in his community.

On behalf of the entire Town of Penetanguishene community, we express our deepest sympathies and stand ready to provide any assistance and support that may be needed during this difficult time.

Statement Released on Town of Midland Website: It is with great sorrow that the Town of Midland has lowered all flags at Municipal buildings to half-mast in memory of Deputy Mayor Jack Contin. Deputy Mayor Contin passed away suddenly in the early hours of November 9, 2023. Our hearts are with his family, friends, colleagues and the rest of our community. 

Deputy Mayor Contin has left an everlasting mark on our community. His unwavering passion and commitment to public service will continue to shine through as his legacy. Deputy Mayor Contin will be remembered not only for his exceptional leadership but also for his kindness, compassion, and genuine concern for every individual in our community. His absence will be deeply felt by all who had the honour of knowing him.

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