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Remembering Councillor Patricia Barr: 1950 - 2021

It is with great sadness that I share the news of Councillor Patricia ‘Pat’ Barr’s passing on Tuesday October 5, 2021. South Frontenac Council and staff have been shocked by this news and will miss her warm personality and thoughtful approach around the Council table.

Born and raised in Bedford Township (now Bedford District, in the northern end of South Frontenac), Pat grew up in a politically savvy household, where her father was both a councillor and reeve prior to the amalgamation of Bedford Township with the newly formed Township of South Frontenac in 1998. After returning to her family home and community, she joined Council in 2013, with the promise of making life in South Frontenac better for her friends and neighbours.  

Her degree in geography, education in agriculture, dedication to recreation and desire to preserve the community’s heritage prepared her to be an active voice on Council over the past 8 years. It goes without saying that her contributions to the community as a member of Council have been vast and impactful for the residents of Bedford district and the greater South Frontenac Community.

Those who knew Councillor Barr know she was never without a story or a smile to share, and took pride in the work she did with the Township. She will be greatly missed by everyone in the municipal organization, not to mention the many members of the Community who had the privilege of being touched by her kindness.

Thank you Councillor Pat Barr for everything you have done for South Frontenac and its residents. We will keep your spirit in our thoughts and actions as we continue striving to make this community a better place, just as you did for so many years.

Yours truly,


Mayor Ron Vandewal

613-376-3027 ext.2236

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