Today, Member of Parliament, Terry Sheehan, spoke in the House of Commons to pay tribute to former Sault Ste. Marie mayor, Alec Harry:
“Today, I spoke in the House to honour former Sault Ste. Marie mayor, Alec Harry, who passed away just recently. Mr. Harry was a great advocate for our community. He served as mayor and as an alderman. He was a successful lawyer, the area director for Legal Aid, and served on the Boards of Sault College, St. Mary’s River Bridge Company, Algoma Public Health, and others.
“While mayor he led the charge to amalgamate Korah Township to the City of Sault Ste. Marie. He opened the Centennial Branch of the Sault Public Library and helped spearhead the creation of Algoma College, which is now Algoma University.”
“He was a devoted husband of 60 years to his wife Shirley, a proud father, a proud grandfather, a good friend, and a staunch Liberal. He did many great things for the community. He helped me out when I started my political career. The people of the riding have described him as kind, intelligent, humble, devote, but the best way to describe Alec is as a perfect gentleman,” said Sheehan.
“I was glad to pay tribute to Alec by speaking in the House,” concluded Sheehan.