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Date set to officially rename Timmins park after Fern Tremblay

He was the last reeve of Mountjoy Township
2019-09-11 Fern Tremblay SUP
Fern Tremblay was the last Reeve of Mountjoy Township. Over the years he has remained an active member of the community of the years, and now the King Street Park is being renamed in his honour. Supplied photo

A ceremony next week will see a Timmins park be officially renamed after a former reeve.

Timmins council renamed the King Street Park on Royale Street to Fernand Tremblay Park in September. 

Fern Tremblay, who is 88 and still living in Timmins, started his political career in 1965 and was the last reeve of Mountjoy Township. 

Over the years, he started Bonhomme Carnaval, has been with Chevalier de Colomb, church committees, founded the Joseph Fortin Foundation, and has participated in the Easter Seals Snowarama since 1975. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and has many other accolades. 

A ceremony to rename the park is taking place Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m.


Maija Hoggett

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