We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Gord Brown, Member of Parliament Leeds-Grenville, Thousand Islands & Rideau Lakes, on May 2, 2018. He was 57 years old.
“Gord was a very passionate advocate for tourism”, said Charlotte Bell, President and CEO of TIAC. “He will be remembered for the many positive contributions to his community, and will be greatly missed by those who knew him.”
As a Member of Parliament since June 2004, he was known for advocating for his constituents in Ottawa and working tirelessly to improve his riding. Gord was also an avid hockey player and Toronto Maple Leafs fan, and was a Canadian champion paddler with the Gananoque Canoe Club.
His efforts on the tourism front saw the formation of the Thousand Islands Accommodation Partners (TIAP), that supports events and activities in Gananoque.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.