Former Caledon-area councillor Lily (Grey) French is being remembered as an active volunteer who was always willing to lend a helping hand. The mother of four and grandmother of 10 passed away at her home on June 9 at age 75 following a short illness.
She and her late husband, Wilson French, were proud members of Peel Region’s agricultural community. Together, they operated a successful family farm for many decades in the Caledon area. In addition to running her own farm seed and chemical sales business, French was a long-standing, active member of the Caledon community. She served two terms as the area councillor for Wards 3/4 from 1985 to 1991. She was a member and chair of the town’s adjustment committee and member of the Albion Bolton Fair Board.
“Lily French’s life is an example of extraordinary citizenship and as mayor, I am grateful for her service and contributions to the Town of Caledon,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. The town lowered flags to half-mast at all of its facilities in French’s honour.
Visitation will be held at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen St. S. (Hwy. 50), Bolton from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 15 A memorial service will be held in the chapel at 2 p.m. on June 16. Memorial donations may be made to Humber River Hospital Foundation; Cancer Care Clinic, 1235 Wilson Ave., Toronto M3M 0B2 or Caven Presbyterian Church, 110 King St. W., Bolton L7E 1A2. Condolences may be offered at EganFuneralHome.com.