First Chair of the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario passes away

Flags are flying at half mast at all Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario schools in honour of a long-time trustee who has passed away.

Claire Pilon, a well-known Francophone, journalist and trustee passed away on Wednesday.

In a statement the board says, Pilon held the position of school board trustee with the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board for many years and she was also the first Chair of the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario from 1998 to 2000 following its creation.

Pilon also wrote community news for the Journal Le Voyageur until recently as well as several articles and documents on the history of the Flour Mill and Sudbury’s Francophone community.

In recognition of her important contributions to French-language Catholic education, the flags at the schools and the board’s head office are half-mast.

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