Brownsburg-Chatham Councillor Kathleen Wilson has died. She passed away on February 7 at her home.

A councillor for District 1 of the municipality, Wilson was well-known for her love of history and had extensive knowledge of the history of the Brownsburg-Chatham region. She was known for her kindness and interest in the well-being of everyone in her community.

“This is very sad news. We are all thinking about this lady who was always very involved in her community and who always kept the public good close to her heart,” said Brownsburg-Chatham Mayor Catherine Trickey, speaking on behalf of councillors on Friday. There are many tributes posted on Facebook, many of which mention her vast knowledge of local history.

Friends may pay their respects on Sunday, February 24, beginning at 12 noon. A celebration of Kathleen Wilson’s life will be held in the chapel at Mozart Desforges Funeral Complex at 331 Bethany Avenue in Lachute on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion at 210, MacVicar Street in Brownsburg-Chatham.

The flag at Brownsburg-Chatham was lowered to half-mast this week and council will hold a moment of silence at its March 5 meeting.

She leaves two daughters, Charmaine and Dana (Courtney Hall) and was the grandmother of Abie, Ashley, Madison and Jaelynn.