Feb 12, 2023

By Angus Gillespie

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Former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion will lie in repose at Mississauga City Hall today and Monday before her funeral at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, which would have been her 102nd birthday.

Known affectionately as “Hurricane Hazel,” McCallion developed a legacy of feisty advocacy during more than three decades as mayor of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities.

She is remembered as an outspoken political powerhouse who earned respect from fellow politicians across the spectrum.

Family friend Jim Murray confirmed McCallion died at home of pancreatic cancer, which was diagnosed late last year.

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