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February 02, 2024

Flags lowered to half-mast in honour of Delton Becker, West Grey's first mayor

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Delton Becker West Grey's first mayor and long serving member of Grey County Council, passed away late Wednesday evening on January 31, 2024. He was a dedicated community builder.

"As large a man as Delton was, his passion for his community exceeded that! Delton was a pillar of his community and his commitment to municipal governance was unwavering. Throughout the years, I felt privileged to have Delton as a mentor, and even more grateful to call him a friend,” said West Grey Mayor Kevin Eccles. "On behalf of council, the many past councils and West Grey staff, our heartfelt condolences to Helen and the entire Becker family."

Mr. Becker was West Grey’s mayor from 1999 to 2006. He also represented the interests of the former Township of Bentinck and the Municipality of West Grey at Grey County council for over 24 years. In addition to his dedication as an elected official, Mr. Becker was known for his passion and support for local heritage.

Flags at all municipal facilities will be lowered in his honour.


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