The Town of Ponoka is mourning the death of Councillor Ted Dillon who passed away on March 9.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Councillor Dillon. Before Ted was a Town Councillor, he was always a proud and caring husband, father and grandfather. To our town, he was our former and much respected Fire Chief, friend and was always a volunteer extraordinairem" said Ponoka Mayor Kevin Ferguson. “In short, Ted was an icon and belonged to us all. To our Council, he was our beloved companion whom we shared so many joyful moments with over the years, all while being a great source of sage wisdom. To me personally, Ted was my cherished friend, and I will miss him more than words can say."

In honour of Councillor Dillon, the flags at the Ponoka Civic Centre will remain at half-mast until the end of March. The Canadian flag at the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 2A will also be lowered to half-mast until the end of March.

Councillor Dillon was in his seventh year of serving as a Town Councillor during which he served on many boards and committees. He also worked for the Town of Ponoka for 26 years as a Fire Chief, Director of Community Services and Director of Protective Services, and served on the board of the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association for eight years as a Director and later as a Vice-President.

Funeral arrangements will be announced once the details become available.




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