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Saint John mourns passing of former mayor

30-Dec-2010

It is with great sadness that Saint John has learned of the passing of former Mayor of the City of Saint John, Eric Teed.

Eric Teed, OC, QC, born in 1926, was elected to two terms as Mayor of Saint John from 1960 to 1964. He also served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1970 to 1974. He worked as a lawyer, and was a partner in the firm Teed & Teed. Eric served as a councillor from 2001 to 2004.

He was the Honorary Consul of Denmark in New Brunswick. He is the author of Canada's First City (1963) and Handbook for Commissioner of Oaths (1964).

In 1987, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was awarded a Knight's Cross (member) of the Order of the Dannebrog.

“Eric Teed never stopped being engaged with Saint John and Common Council,” commented His Worship, Mayor Ivan Court. “Letters from Mr. Teed appeared regularly on the agenda, with his take on the events affecting Saint John today.”

The flags in front of all municipal buildings will be flown at half-mast in recognition for the loss of a great citizen of Saint John, a great Loyalist and a man respected by all those who worked with him.