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April 18, 2017
City of Toronto pays tribute to Councillor Ron Moeser
Councillor Ron Moeser (Ward 44 Scarborough East), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away earlier today at the age of 74, due to health complications related to his battle with lymphoma cancer.

"It is with a heavy heart that I extend deepest condolences on behalf of Toronto City Council to Ron's wife Heather, their daughters and all members of his family," said Mayor John Tory. "Ron was a voice of reason and a calming presence on City Council. He was fiercely dedicated to his constituents and as a resident of the Scarborough community for over 30 years, was keenly attuned to their voices. I personally will miss his presence and wish him peace.”

Councillor Moeser served the Scarborough community, first as Councillor in the former City of Scarborough and then as the Ward 44 councillor since the City of Toronto's amalgamation in 1998. Throughout his many years in municipal politics, Councillor Moeser continually strived to implement changes to enhance the quality of life in Ward 44.

In this most recent term, Councillor Moeser served on the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Board, the City-School Boards Advisory Committee, the Economic Development Committee and the Scarborough Community Council. In previous Council terms, he served on Budget Committee, as chair of the Scarborough Community Council and on boards for Toronto Hydro, Toronto Zoo, CNE and Centenary Hospital, amongst others.

Flags at City Hall, Metro Hall and the Toronto civic centres will be lowered to half-mast in Councillor Moeser's honour. They will remain lowered until the end of the day of his funeral. Books of condolence will be available at Toronto City Hall and the Scarborough Civic Centre beginning tomorrow for staff and members of the public to express their condolences. An online book of condolence will also be available at beginning tomorrow.

Funeral service arrangements are detailed at

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