Dave Barrow Obituary News – Cause of Death: Former City of Richmond Hill Mayor, Dave Barrow Passes Away.
The City of Richmond Hill is mourning the passing of former Mayor Dave Barrow who died early Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Born and raised in Richmond Hill, Dave attended McConaghy Public School, Richmond Hill High School and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Toronto Metropolitan University) prior to entering the family business and Richmond Hill municipal politics, Richmondhill.
Dave’s political career began with his first term as Councillor of Ward 4 in 1978. He remained Councillor through to 1985 when he returned to the family business after his father’s (Elgin Barrow) death.
Dave was involved in the community for more than 35 years and was recognized by both the City and the Chamber of Commerce for his contributions. In 2012, Dave was honoured to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in the community.
Dave retired from Richmond Hill Council on September 15, 2021.
On September 15, 2022, Richmond Hill Council officially dedicated Dave Barrow Square to honour the former Mayor’s years of service to the City.