Former South Glengarry deputy mayor dies

Former South Glengarry Coun. Bill McKenzie, seen here in an August 2017 file photo, recently died. Township council paid respects to McKenzie with a minute of silence during its recent council meeting. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LANCASTER – Former South Glengarry deputy mayor and councillor Bill McKenzie has died.

“Unfortunately, with regrets, we recently heard of the passing of one of our former councillors, Mr. Bill McKenzie,” Mayor Frank Prevost said at the opening of last week’s council meeting.

McKenzie had most recently been on the last administration of council, which ended with the 2018 municipal election. He failed to get enough votes to be re-elected.

The Bainsville resident had taken a council seat left vacant in 2016 after Joyce Gravelle resigned to take a job in the private sector.

McKenzie had been deputy mayor from 2010-2014 and was the owner of the Border Part 3 Golf Club in Bainsville.

During last Monday’s meeting, Mayor Prevost also asked for the flag at the Lancaster municipal building to be lowered for one week out of respect for McKenzie.