Flags at Ottawa City Hall lowered to half-mast in memory of Brian McGarry

Published on
February 2, 2024
Council, committees and City Hall

The flags on Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall will be lowered to half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, February 4 in honour of the late Brian McGarry who passed away on Saturday, January 27.

Brian McGarry was born in Wakefield, Quebec in 1943. He began his career in the funeral services industry under Charles Hulse and Keith Playfair in 1962. He went on to lead the business, which today is called Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Homes. Brian McGarry also had a lengthy career in local politics. From 1985 to 1994, he served on the Ottawa Board of Education. In 1994, he was elected to the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Council, representing Capital Ward.

He was known for his philanthropy, raising funds for numerous charities, and was active with the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, a local branch of the global volunteer organization that supports the well-being of children.

Brian McGarry’s funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, February 4.

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