Family planning community memorial service for Reg Starr in late October

Residents across Brock are mourning the death of one of the township’s longest serving municipal councillors.

Reg Starr – who spent 15 years on council representing the Cannington community – passed away suddenly over the weekend at this home north of the village. He was 67.

The flag at the municipal office in Cannington was lowered to half-staff Monday to mark his death.

A lifelong resident, Starr was a passionate advocate for not only his hometown, but Brock Township as a whole.

He served on a variety of organizations during his time on council, including Durham Community Care, Brock Township Library Board, Road Watch, Brock Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority.

He was also quite active in the farming community and served two terms as an elder at Trinity United Church.

Starr is survived by his four children – Jordan, Jocie, Bethany and Ashton – as well as grandchildren Maddix, Iyla, Autumn and Hunter.

The family is planning to host a celebration of life at the Cannington Legion on Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.

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