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Ottawa’s Diane Deans In Palliative Care, THIS Community Centre To Be Renamed After Her

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Ottawa’s Diane Deans Is In Palliative Care

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Diane Deans, longtime Ottawa city councillor, has entered pallative care after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer, her successor and Gloucester-Southgate Councillor Jessica Bradley announced on Thursday. She further added that a motion will be introduced to rename the Greenboro Community Centre in the 66-year-old’s honor.

Bradley, in a press release, said: “Diane is a woman who has lived boldly, led fearlessly, had the courage of her convictions, and left her mark on this earth.” She had previously a political adviser the city councillor of about 28 years.

“Diane will be leaving behind a legacy that will long serve to inspire us to strive to make this city a better place.”

Deans was first elected in 1994. She chaired several high-profile committees including the transit commission. The 66-year-old was the first woman to chair the Ottawa Police Services Board.

“The Centre is just one of the many contributions that Diane has made and this recognition will serve to not only honour her memory but to remind us all of an amazing woman who truly made a difference,” Bradley said.

“In recognition of Diane’s service to the city, Mayor (Mark) Sutcliffe and I will be bringing forward a motion to Council to rename the Greenboro Community Centre in her honour. The centre is just one of the many contributions that Diane has made and this recognition will serve to not only honour her memory but to remind us all of an amazing woman who truly made a difference.”

Jessica Bradley further described Deans as a ‘fighter’. “Diane has courageously fought this insidious disease and has been a pillar of strength throughout her journey. Her battle has been a public one and the support and outpour of love from the community has kept her strong.”

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