The City of Côte Saint-Luc is saddened to announce that Councillor Ruth Kovac has passed away today, October 1, 2019.

City flags will be flown at half mast. Funeral arrangements will be announced. 

“We are heartbroken by the loss of someone who gave so much of her life to public service, as a volunteer at EMO, the Mt. Sinai Auxiliary, co-chair of the Côte Saint Luc demerger committee, and her years on the Côte Saint-Luc City Council,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “She fought with fierce determination for the causes she believed in. She was one of a kind. On behalf of my Côte Saint-Luc family, and my own family, I extend my heartfelt condolences to Ruth’s husband Peter and their children and grandchildren.”

A book of condolence will be placed in the public library this week.

Councillor Kovac was first elected to City Council in November 1990.