Flags are flying at half-staff at all Central York Fire Services (CYFS) stations in Newmarket and Aurora, and Aurora Town Hall to honour the sudden passing of former-Deputy Mayor John Abel.
John was recognized on Tuesday, November 27 during the last Council meeting of the 2014 to 2018 term for his service to the community.
In addition to serving on Council, John sat on various local boards over the years including the Aurora Seniors’ Association, the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame, Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee, Music Aurora and the Aurora Cultural Centre.
A condolence book will also be made available at Aurora Town Hall for those who would like to contribute a written memory or message of condolence.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.