A founding member and long-standing secretary-treasurer of the Inverness County chapter Candy Mudge passed away earlier this month.
As the local paper, the Oran printed earlier this week, she was originally from Illinois but had spent the majority of the past 46 years in Glencoe Mills (now known as Glenville), Inverness County. “She was a political and environmental activist who fought tirelessly against the budworm spray (late 1970s) and against fracking in Inverness County (2012-2014).”
I personally had the honour of working with Candy and others from the chapter and community during the fracking fight at Lake Ainslie, and Candy was at everything to protect her area from fracking.
Fellow chapter activist Anne Levesque said of Candy, “She was a founding member of the chapter and its secretary for most of the years we have been together. She was a hardworking chapter member, always willing to do anything. She was a fabulous gardener and a great lover of trees. Very passionate about growing organic food and food security… She was also a good friend.”
Click to read Candy’s full obituary in the Oran.
RIP Candy; your passing is a loss for us all.