Remembering Volunteer, Realtor & Community Leader Izett McBride

A longtime Ottawa Valley community leader has passed away.

Izett McBride was a former deputy reeve in Whitewater Region and was well known for his political and real estate work in Renfrew County and beyond.

But he was also known and for his volunteer work with countless  commuinty groups and causes.

McBride was honoured by the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce with a lifetime achievement award and by the Westmeath District Recreation Association with a volunteer of the year award.

He was described as an “optimist and community pillar”.

McBride passed away on Thursday evening. 

Funeral arrangements are not complete at this time.