Glen Peace, the former City Manager for Hamilton and fire chief for both Hamilton and Burlington, has passed away.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger issued a statement today (January 10) to commemorate Peace’s legacy.
“It is with sadness we learned of the passing of former City Manager and Hamilton Fire Chief, Glen Peace,” said Eisenberger.
“I had the pleasure of working with Glen when he was fire chief and during my time as mayor when he was our city manager. Without fail he was a dedicated civil servant concerned with the well-being of those he led and the community at large.”
Peace long career included serving as chief administrative officer and city manager for the City of Hamilton, as well as general manager of emergency services and acting general manager of community services.
From 1971 to 1996, he worked as a firefighter and served as fire chief in both Burlington and Hamilton.
Peace was also the Association of Municipalities of Ontario representative for the Provincial Land Ambulance Review.
“By all accounts he was an excellent Justice of the Peace and will be deeply missed. My sincere condolences to Glen’s family and loved ones on his passing,” the mayor said.
In Peace’s honour, the flags at Hamilton’s fire stations will be lowered to half-mast for three days starting Monday, January 11.