Former Niagara-on-the-Lake town councillor Dennis Dick has died.
Dick, described in a statement issued by the Town of NOTL as “a beloved and passionate member of the Niagara-on-the-Lake community,” was 67.
He was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, a year ago and died on Aug. 21.
Dick was a former town employee, volunteer firefighter in Virgil for 15 years and a town councillor for 23 years.
Among his many other community activities, he sat on the library board, the NOTL Chamber of Commerce board and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority board.
“Dennis was a friendly and kind family man, with a beautiful, booming voice and warm presence,” the town said in its statement. “He was a dedicated volunteer and contributing member of the Niagara-on-the-Lake community, and he will be deeply missed.”
Flags at the NOTL town hall were lowered in his memory.
Following his terms on council, Dick served on the town’s committee of adjustment, agricultural committee and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Santa Claus Parade committee. He was also an active volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce for both the Candlelight Stroll and the Ice Wine Festivals.
The town offered its condolences to Dick's wife Shirley and their children, both employees of the municipality, Jake Dick, a heavy equipment operator, and Denise Horne, a planner and heritage adviser.