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Kirkland Lake lowers flags after death of retired employee

Renzo Rado worked for the municipality for 25 years

The Town of Kirkland Lake has lowered their flags after the death of a former municipal employee.

Renzo Rado, who died on Monday (Nov. 28), served the town for 25 years in various roles, from computer technician to airport attendant, then assistant airport supervisor and finally as airport supervisor and GIS manager, the town noted in a statement released on Tuesday.

Rado had just retired last year. Flags have been lowered to half mast at town-managed facilities in his honour.

Coun. Pat Kiely knew Rado for many years.

“And more recently in a work environment. Renzo was an intelligent man who dedicated a good part of his life for the betterment of Kirkland Lake. He was a real gentleman and a pleasure to work with. May he rest In peace,” he said.

Mayor Stacy Wight said the town is deeply saddened to hear of Rado’s passing.

“He was a very humble and honourable man who was dedicated to his job and was an inspiration to many,” she said.

“He was a wealth of knowledge when it came to anything aviation related, and anything he had a passion for he did it to the fullest. On behalf of the Town of Kirkland Lake council and staff, we tender our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”

Marissa Lentz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

About the Author: Marissa Lentz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Marissa Lentz covers civic issues along the Highway 11 corridor under the Local Journalism Initiative, which is funded by the Government of Canada
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