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The recent passing of Tom MacMillan has been a sad event for individuals – including me, he was a friend – and for the Town of Cobourg. Tom was a public figure in the Town – he gave of his time generously as the Town Crier and as the Drum Major for the Concert Band of Cobourg. It therefore seems fitting that he be remembered by the Town and what better way than to have a street named after him. And why not rename Second street in his honour?

Pete Fisher eloquently makes the case for this in Northumberland Today.

As Pete says:

“For years to come, he will be remembered for the many good things he’s done for Cobourg. He was someone who never let his community down and proudly represented it where ever he went.

Renaming a street beside the Grand Old Lady is a fitting remembrance and the best way I can see to honour Cobourg’s best friend.”

Update Aug 7, 2013

Gil Brocanier today announced that an ad-hoc committee will be struck to consider the idea of a permanent memorial to Tom. 

Update October 2, 2013

The committee has been formed with committee members:

  • Gil Brocanier
  • Russ Donaldson
  • John Draper
  • Concert Band of Cobourg director of music Paul Storms
  • Former Mayor Peter Delanty
  • Art Gallery of Northumberland curator Dorette Carter

So far there have been two meetings with good progress made. Stay tuned.

Update October 5, 2013

Here's a video from Cogeco with Mayor, Gil Brocanier saying what he thought about Tom.


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