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Town of Yarmouth Mourns the Passing of Councillor Sandy Dennis

A difficult day in Yarmouth as fellow councillors, staff, and the entire community reflect on the life and contributions of a caring and empathetic individual.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - Yarmouth, N.S. - The Town of Yarmouth is deeply saddened today as we mourn the passing of Councillor Sandy Dennis. Sandy fought a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer beginning in February of 2017 and today we are reflecting on her life and dedicated service to her community.

Sandy Dennis“In her time as a councillor, she demonstrated many wonderful character traits that led to success at the council table. Sandy's heart was always with the people she worked for, and her love for the community was consistently reflected in her interactions and decisions,” Mayor Mood shared. "Having overcome many challenges in her own life, Sandy possessed great empathy for those in need. She worked tirelessly to help people facing hardships, and her voice on council represented those people at every meeting."

Sandy was first elected to Yarmouth Town Council in 2012 and served on numerous committees. Her passion for Communities in Bloom was a highlight of her time on council and her ability to motivate and bring people together was unique.  Sandy had a hands-on approach and it was not uncommon to find her painting spaces or helping with community clean up.

Our sincerest condolences go out at this time to her husband Ken and her entire family. She will be greatly missed by so many people who loved her.

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