Mayor Tory’s Statement on Councillor Ron Moeser
April 18, 2017
“It is with great sadness that I learned today of the death of Councillor Ron Moeser.
Ron was a friend, a devoted husband and father and a man who proudly served his city and the people of Scarborough for more than 20 years.
He believed in representing and respecting the needs of his community and those of the entire city.
During his time as a councillor – both before and after amalgamation – Ron fought for the creation and protection of public space and the natural environment, and was instrumental in the creation of Rouge Park, Canada’s largest urban park.
He represented the interests of his residents on a variety of public committees, as the Chair of the Scarborough Community Council, as a member of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, the Toronto Hydro and Toronto Zoo boards and through his work on behalf of youth, seniors and the people of Scarborough, a part of the city of which he was so proud.
He will be missed by his Council colleagues, City staff and the communities he served with integrity and passion.
My thoughts are with Ron’s wife Heather and their three daughters, as well as his many friends, residents and colleagues.”
A book of condolences for the family can be signed online at cityoftorontocondolences.ca.
The CCRA executive would like to express our deep sadness and offer sincere condolences to the family of Councillor Ron Moeser, a great friend and supporter of this association. Ron’s commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the natural spaces in this community and throughout the ward has left us with neighbourhood gems like our Waterfront Trail and the Rouge National Urban Park. There are too many accomplishments to list here, but Ron’s vision for our community gave us large projects like the Port Union Village Common, as well as smaller but needed facilities like the off-leash dog park in Highland Creek and skateboard park at Port Union Community Centre. Last year, Ron’s unquestioned support of CCRA’s application to create a mural at Centennial Park Plaza led to the beautification of our public space.
We live in an outstanding community, and much of Councillor Ron Moeser’s legacy surrounds us daily. CCRA will pay tribute to him in the June issue of this newspaper. We invite you to send your personal memories to firstname.lastname@example.org.