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City of Oshawa extends condolences after passing of former Councillor Bruce McArthur

City of Oshawa extends condolences after passing of former Councillor Bruce McArthur


“Bruce was passionate about his community and he contributed greatly to the development of Oshawa as we know it today,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “Bruce made a huge impact on our city through his volunteer work with various groups and charities and he will be greatly missed.”

OSHAWA – The City of Oshawa extends its deepest condolences to the McArthur family after the passing of former Oshawa City Councillor Bruce McArthur on December 26, 2019.

Mr. McArthur was first elected to City Council in 1973 and served as both Oshawa Councillor and Durham Regional Councillor from 1976 to 1985. Mr. McArthur will be remembered for his service to the City of Oshawa as a City Councillor and as a Regional Councillor for Durham as well as for his volunteerism.

In 2010, he was appointed as the City’s representative to the Oshawa Port Authority (formerly the Oshawa Harbour Commission) and most recently served as a board member of the newly amalgamated Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Mr. McArthur on Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. at DeStefano Funeral Home (1289 Keith Ross Dr., Oshawa). Additionally, condolences may be placed online at https://destefanofuneralhomes.ca/tribute.

Flags at City facilities will be lowered and will remain at half-mast on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12.

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