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