Clearview Council and staff have been deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Ward 1 Councillor Ed Christie on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
“It is with deep sadness that I learned of Ed’s passing.” Said Clearview Mayor Doug Measures. “He was a gentleman and a dedicated Councillor to Clearview Township. His business experience and great interest in our community growth was an asset to our Council. Ed was a supporter of the trail network in Clearview Township and wanted us to connect our community with multi-use trails. He will be missed at our council table and I will fondly remember our many debates and talks about Clearview.”
Councillor Christie was elected as Ward 1 Councillor during the 2018 election and inaugurated to Council in December 2018. His presence on Council was impactful right from the start when his motion to install radar speed signs in Nottawa was passed. Councillor Christie was an engaged and active Council member sitting on both the Nottawa Memorial Community Centre Committee and the Committee of Adjustment, participating in both community and Council events and attending this year’s Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO) conference.
He was passionate about connecting the trails throughout Clearview, bringing together an Economic Development Action Committee and engaged in establishing a BIA in Stayner. On behalf of Council and the municipality, Mayor Measures offers condolences to the Christie family as they mourn the loss of Ed Christie.
Flags at all Municipal facilities will be flown at half-mast until Friday morning. A public funeral will be held on Thursday, December 5th at 11:00 AM at the Trinity United Church in Collingwood, details are available on the Fawcett Funeral Homes website, www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com.
Council will be taking the holidays to grieve the sudden loss of Councillor Christie. Discussions regarding replacing the Ward 1 Councillor will take place in the new year.