‘She’s going to at all times be our mayor:’ Flags at half-mast for former Aylmer mayor Constance Provost


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“She would at all times say that slogan, ‘Aylmer has all of it.’ She was so pleased with her metropolis, she cherished saying that.”

Provost served first as city councillor in Aylmer within the late 1970s when she was nominated to fill a vacant council seat.

“Since she was a younger woman, her father, my grandfather, Mr. Nelson Morin, he’s the one who initiated my mother into politics,” she stated. “He cherished politics, he would carry her in every single place he would go, at all times speaking politics, and she or he would hear to each phrase.”

After successful her council seat within the 1979 municipal election, Provost organized her 1983 mayoral bid with the assistance of two of her daughters.

“Her first election as mayor was wild. We had been so pleased with her, the enjoyment,” Danielle Provost recalled. “And we couldn’t sleep in any respect that night time, we had been so blissful we simply celebrated all night time.

“That first election, she was operating in opposition to a couple of candidates, and she or he was the one girl, in fact. We had been so pleased with her only for that,” she stated.

“After which when she received, everyone was so blissful for her as a result of all of us knew how a lot it meant for her. We couldn’t go to sleep we had been so excited.”

Politics was a second profession for Provost, and she or he dove in headlong following the dying of her husband, Jean, in 1979.

“She was at all times very impartial, very beneficiant, she’s at all times been a ‘individuals particular person.’ She feeds off their power, she loves individuals, she loves to speak to them, and that gave her the power to reside,” Danielle Provost stated.

“Her persona didn’t change after her husband died, she’s at all times been like that.”