Remembering Mayor Al Edmondson


I was deeply saddened to get news of former Mayor Al Edmondson’s passing on Sunday, February 7th.

He was a unique and forward looking person who cared deeply about our community and residents, and devoted considerable time and energy to long-term improvements.  His vision for Middlesex Centre was “green,” which included investments in sustainable buildings and energy efficient cars.

I liked to describe Al as a “grower of people.”  He was a teacher whose students remembered and often spoke of their experiences with him.  Al’s approach in the municipal sector focused on consensus building. He supported and encouraged entrepreneurs who had ideas to make them real, to the benefit of our community.

His kindness, warmth and good humour will be missed by all who knew him!

With deepest sympathy to his family,

Aina DeViet, Mayor of Middlesex Centre