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Kawartha Lakes community mourning loss of former Mayor

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: Former Kawartha Lakes mayor Barbara Kelly has died at the age of 76.

Mrs. Kelly passed away on Sunday, May 9th, at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. She served as Kawartha Lakes’ first female Mayor from 2004 until 2006. Mrs. Kelly was also previously a Reeve of Mariposa Township.

At a recent meeting, on May 11th, Mayor Andy Letham noted he previously served as Ward 11 councillor when Mrs. Kelly was Mayor.

“Us, council and all our staff here offer full condolences to her husband Jack and their entire family. Barb was a very kind lady, and she will be missed.”

The City of Kawartha Lakes has lowered their flags to half-mast in her honour.

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