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Long-time Scarborough councillor Ron Moeser dead at 74

Long-time city councillor Ron Moeser has passed away.

He was 74.

City officials say Coun. Moeser died from complications related to his battle with lymphoma.

Mayor John Tory expressed his sadness over the passing of Coun. Moeser.

“It is with a heavy heart that I extend deepest condolences on behalf of Toronto City Council to Ron’s wife Heather, their daughters and all members of his family,” Tory said in a statement.

“Ron was a voice of reason and a calming presence on City Council. He was fiercely dedicated to his constituents and as a resident of the Scarborough community for over 30 years, was keenly attuned to their voices. I personally will miss his presence and wish him peace.”

Coun. Moeser represented his constituents first as a councillor in the former city of Scarborough and then as Ward 44 councillor following amalgamation in 1998.

He also served on the Toronto and Region Conservation board, City-School Boards Advisory Committee, Economic Development Committee and Scarborough Community Council.

Flags at City Hall, Metro Hall and Toronto civic centres will be lowered to half-mast, and remain lowered until his funeral.

Books of condolence will be available at City Hall and the Scarborough Civic Centre beginning Wednesday. An online book of condolence will also be available at cityoftorontocondolences.ca.