City councillor loses husband to illness

City councillor loses husband to illness
David Denneny is joined by his wife Coun. Elaine MacDonald

CORNWALL, Ontario – Coun. Elaine MacDonald has lost her husband David Denneny to cancer.

Denneny, 62, died Sunday at the Cornwall Community Hospital.

His family was at his side.

Denneny is survived by MacDonald, as well as a daughter, a sister and two brothers according to his obituary.

Denneny could often be found in the background at events where his wife was asked to speak, or other public functions.

“After his cancer diagnosis in August, David lived as he always had: one day at a time, taking in sunrises and sunsets and enjoying family road trips through small town Ontario,” reads the obituary. “He had an encyclopedic knowledge of music and sports and a great eye for picnic spots. He was always fun to be with and he will be sorely missed.”

Friends of the family will be received at McArthur Bros. and MacNeil Funeral Home at 428 Second Street on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will take place Thursday at the chapel at 11 a.m.

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