An outpouring of sadness and shock over the former politician’s death

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News of Jon Lord’s sudden death broke out through social media. Friend Craig Chandler made the announcement that Lord had died from a heart attack on Tuesday night.

Lord had served as alderman in Ward 8 for two terms starting in 1995. Lord also served as a MLA under the Klein government from 2001-2004.

Most recently he had run for mayor in 2010 and 2013.

The Calgary Journal takes a look at some of the initial reactions to the death of Jon Lord, including Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi to fellow politician and friend, Peter Demong.


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