Flags lowered in honour of the passing of David Onley

The Town of Penetanguishene has lowered the flags at all Town locations to half-mast in honour of former broadcast journalist and disability advocate David Onley, who served as the 28th lieutenant-governor of Ontario.

“On behalf of our community, council and staff, I offer sincere condolences to his family at this time.  It was evident that David had a passion for change. His contributions to the province and commitment to public service will not be forgotten” said Mayor Doug Rawson.

David Onley was born in Midland Ontario and served the province with honour and distinction from 2007 until 2014. As Lieutenant Governor, and throughout his life, he worked tirelessly to raise public awareness about accessibility issues, encouraging people “to see the ability, rather than the disability”.

Flags will remain at half-mast until the day after the funeral.

Sarah Marshall

Communications & Technology Coordinator

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