Community mourns loss of County’s first mayor, Lorraine Bergstrand

By Haldimand Press Staff

HALDIMAND—Many residents of Haldimand County are mourning the passing of the County’s first official mayor, Lorraine Bergstrand, who passed away in the morning of March 9, 2023 following a battle with cancer.

Bergstrand, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday, was a pillar of the community for decades, beginning her local political career in 1989 as Ward 1 Councillor with Dunnville Town Council, in the days before Haldimand County existed as its own corporation.

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