Statement from the Mayor on the passing of Paulette Gagnon

Oct 12, 2017

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paulette Gagnon, a true leader and ambassador of arts and culture in our community.

Paulette leaves behind a powerful legacy as a dedicated visionary of arts and culture, who thrived on celebrating our community’s successes. Paulette’s strategic thinking and inquisitive nature was instrumental in helping us develop our City’s Cultural Plan. She was also a driving force behind the development and advancement of Place des arts and Le Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS). She will be fondly remembered by many staff at the City of Greater Sudbury as a kind, positive and passionate collaborator and friend.

Paulette will be remembered for her drive and creativity, and her tireless efforts to support artists and creative professionals across all sectors. We thank her for her numerous impactful contributions to this community. 

Our thoughts are with Paulette’s family and friends as we mourn the passing of a true friend and community champion. 

Brian Bigger
Mayor of Greater Sudbury

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Melissa Zanette
Office of the Mayor
City of Greater Sudbury
Phone: 705-674-4455 ext. 2521