Hurricane Hazel Passes Away at 101
101-year-old, former Mississauga mayor, Hazel McCallion died "peacefully at her home in Mississauga early morning.
101-year-old, former Mississauga mayor, Hazel McCallion died “peacefully at her home in Mississauga early morning.
During her 36-year tenure as the Mayor of Mississauga, she transformed the city from a largely rural community to a bustling metropolis.
On Sunday morning, Premiere Doug Ford made a statement on behalf of McCallion’s family. He said, “Hazel was the true definition of a public servant. She dedicated her long life to her community, including 36 years as mayor of Mississauga – the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. She led the transformation of Mississauga into one of Canada’s largest cities. Hazel’s mark on her community can be found in the many places and organizations that bear her name, including the Hazel McCallion Line.”
Ford further added, “I count myself incredibly lucky to have called Hazel my friend over these past many years. As I entered the world of politics, I was fortunate enough to learn from her wisdom and guidance, which she selflessly offered until the very end.”
Between 1978 and 2014, Hazel served 12 terms as the chief magistrate of Mississauga. She was nicknamed ‘Hurricane Hazel’ by her supporters.