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Moncton City Councillor, Merrill Henderson, Passes Away

March 17, 2014

MONCTON – The City of Moncton regretfully announces the passing of long-time Ward 2 Councillor, Merrill Henderson, today, March 17, 2014, at the Moncton Hospital. He was 77 years old.
“This is truly a sad day for Moncton. We have lost a passionate and dedicated City Councillor, who always had his neighbours’ best interests at heart,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc, “This is a terrible loss for Merrill Henderson’s family and a great loss for the City of Moncton.”

“Personally, I have also lost a dear friend. On behalf of City Council and all Monctonians, I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the Henderson family.” added Mayor LeBlanc.

Merrill Henderson was first elected to Moncton City Council during a 1999 by-election and was currently serving Ward 2 residents for the fifth time. He was also appointed Deputy Mayor during five terms. Most recently, he was chair of the Finance, Policies and Priorities Committee, member of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority (CRPA) and a member of the CRPA Finance Committee. He also served as chair of PlanMoncton (Municipal Development Plan review) committee and was the City’s representative on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group. Councillor Henderson worked tirelessly over many years to ensure the success of the Transportation Discovery Centre now known as Resurgo Place scheduled to open this year.
Councillor Henderson is survived by two daughters Marlene and Catherine and two granddaughters Mallarie and Samantha. He was predeceased by his loving wife Betty, son Paul and granddaughter Tamica.
To honour Councillor Henderson, the general public is invited to sign a book of condolences in the lobby of Moncton City Hall from Tuesday, March 18 at noon until the day of the funeral. Funeral arrangements will be announced when they become available.
Flags have been lowered to half-mast at City Hall until sunset on the day of the funeral.

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Isabelle LeBlanc
Director of Communications, City of Moncton