The news of former Midland Mayor Moreland Lynn’s passing in Portugal, one believes, should have had even more coverage than it did. Not only was he mayor of the town in the late ’70s and into the early ’80s, he was a very astute businessman, Progressive Conservative member and late in life a Justice of the Peace. He was proud of Midland, in that he truly was single minded. Just to report that Moreland Lynn has died, doesn’t do his life justice. His handiwork can be daily seen in our industrial park, farm land the town purchased for such an enterprise and not to mention lands Midland bought across the highway at King Street south for development.
One never had the good fortune to meet his late father, but as a one time Sally Ann League of Mercy member whenever visiting shut-in at PGH, I had the good fortune to meet with his mother. She was always well informed and loved to hear the latest news…..she was a wonderful woman. Delightful might better describe her.
We have worked with Ralph, Moreland’s brother, on a number of campaigns and learned quickly that Ralph too is the chip off the same block: people persons, these two siblings.
So as North Simcoe mourns the untimely death of Moreland Lynn, let’s never forget his contribution to the life and times of Midland and well beyond. We will cherish his memory each time will visit town hall and see his pictures with councils he happily served with and chaired as the town’s chief magistrate. Moreland has finished his race, his contributions live on.
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