Was reeve of Gloucester, Ontario from 1978 to 1981.
Was mayor of Gloucester; Gloucester had five mayors between 1981 and 2001, of which two were women. Elizabeth Stewart was the first mayor of Gloucester from 1981-1982, while Claudette Cain was the last mayor of Gloucester from 1991-2001 (please see her entry under “Cain” in this blog).
Historical note: Gloucester is a suburb of and within the City of Ottawa. Gloucester Township was established in 1792 and originally included lands east of the Rideau River from the Ottawa River south to Manotick. It was incorporated as a township in 1850 and became a city in 1981. Gloucester was one of the 11 municipalities that merged in 2001 to form the new city of Ottawa.
Gloucester Roots, compiled and edited by Lois Kemp, Publications #1, 1991