The Town of Torbay Celebrates the Life of Mayor Cyril Power

June 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(TORBAY) – Former Town of Torbay Mayor and local sports icon, Cyril Power, has passed away.

The 75-year-old family man and community-minded volunteer passed peacefully away in the presence of family and friends at the Health Sciences Centre, on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.

His political career started in 1981 when he was elected to the Town Council. He served five terms on council, over more than 20 years, as Councillor, Deputy Mayor, and Mayor, until 2001.

As far as his sports contributions to the community, he was instrumental in the start of the Town of Torbay Recreation Commission. He was heavily involved in the start of minor softball, adult softball leagues, coaching ladies softball, and was himself a player in the Avalon East Slo Pitch league. In celebration of his contributions, he was one of the first people inducted into Torbay’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. He also spent significant time contributing to the annual Swilers Festival.

“I am saddened by the passing of my friend, mentor and former Mayor Cyril Power. Cyril was a great advocate and builder in our community during his lifetime, and his contributions to the Town of Torbay will live on,” says Mayor Craig Scott.

“Our residents benefit daily from the commitment that Cyril made in our community both as a member of Council and as a citizen, who gave freely of his time to make Torbay a better place to live. I want to express my deepest condolences to his wife Genie and son Greg in this difficult time.”

The family will receive visitors at Caul’s Funeral Home, Torbay, on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 from 4 – 9 p.m. and Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 12 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 9 p.m. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity Church, Torbay, with inurnment to follow at the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bauline Line. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Cyril’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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