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    It is with great sadness that the Hamilton Centre Federal Liberal Association mourns the passing of Don Drury. Former Ward 3 councillor Don Drury, 60, died suddenly early Saturday, February 28 of natural causes at his home in the central Hamilton. Mr. Drury, who served as city councillor for nine years during the 1980s, was a tireless advocate for injured workers. He also was a long-time member of the City of Hamilton Committee of Adjustment. At the time of his death, he was employed with the Office of the Work Advisor, and was planning to retire this summer. He also was a life-long Liberal, and served in the offices of Hamilton members of parliament John Munro and Sheila Copps, as well as on countless federal, provincial and municipal campaigns. More recently, he was a vice-president of the Hamilton Centre Federal Liberal Association and a key member of Anne Tennier’s 2015 federal election campaign. “Don holds a special place of honour in Hamilton politics,” Ms. Tennier said. “He was well-respected across party lines for his integrity, his sharp wit, his intellect and his great warmth – especially for those in need. Don was the sort of person who would instantly lend a hand without fanfare, and often without recognition. But that was the way he wanted it.” Although Mr. Drury had no siblings, one of his closest friends, Maureen Scally, said “he had adopted countless ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’. It would be impossible to list all of the people that Don involved in his life – and he made each one of them feel special and important. Don could make friends wherever he went, and always had time to speak with new acquaintances,” Ms. Scally said. “He will be dearly missed by his friends and buddies.” Ms. Scally is assistant to Ward 2 city councillor Jason Farr. An associate member of the Macassa Bay Yacht Club, Mr. Drury loved cats, travelling, playing poker and football (soccer). He was an avid fan of the Manchester United Football Club. Mr. Drury is survived by his former wife Leesa MacKenzie and his son John Paul Esqueda-MacKenzie. He was predeceased by his mother, Kathleen, his father, Gordon and his feline friend “Shakey”. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.
    Feb 28, 2015 5:54 pm | Ontario, Hamilton Centre
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