It is with great sadness that the City of Mississauga advises of the sudden passing of Jim Tovey, Councillor for Ward 1. He represented Ward 1 residents on Mississauga City Council as well as on the Region of Peel Council. Councillor Tovey was elected in 2010.
“Today is a sad day for Mississauga. It was an honour to work with and learn from Jim for the past six years,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “He was always there in your time of need, ready to lend a hand and never afraid to roll up his sleeves to get the job done. Jim had a great sense of humour and always looked for the positive in every issue or challenge. He did not accept that something could not be done, but always looked for innovative ways to make the world a better place. I know I join staff at the City and my colleagues on Council in stating just how much we will miss his energy, tenacity and thoughtful input around the Council table. Jim Tovey truly made Mississauga better. He was a champion for our City.”
“It is a shock to all of us to learn about the passing of Councillor Tovey,” said Janice Baker, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and City Manager. “He has been a strong advocate for so many great initiatives in the City such as Inspiration Lakeview and Inspiration Port Credit. Most of all, Councillor Tovey worked together with staff to make this City a more liveable, vibrant and connected community. On behalf of the staff at the City of Mississauga, we offer our deepest condolences to his wife Lee, his family and the entire community who will mourn his passing. On a personal note, I truly enjoyed working with Councillor Tovey and loved his passion for his community. He will be deeply missed.”
The City will lower flags to half-mast at all City of Mississauga facilities and a book of condolences will be available at Mississauga Civic Centre starting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17.