Dedicated public servant Lorna Hudder mourned

KILLALOE – Sadness spread on Sunday, September 22, on news of the death of Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards CAO/Clerk Treasurer Lorna Hudder.

“She truly worked for the taxpayers of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richard, that was her foremost dedication, trying to save money where we could. She gave 100 per cent to this township with dedication,” Mayor Janice Viskneskie-Moore said on Monday in the council chambers.

The two had worked together for three decades, first when Hudder was Clerk for Hagarty and Richards and then as CAO/treasurer for the amalgamated Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards (KHR).

Before that, Hudder was deputy clerk for the village of Killaloe from 1988 to 1992.

Struggling to choke back her emotions, Visneskie-Moore said, “We’re all hurting, council is hurting, the staff here are devastated. We miss her presence, we miss her.”

Visneskie-Moore spoke of Hudder’s many qualities.

“She would walk into a room and she would light it up,” the mayor said. “It was just something she had the ability to do.”

Another colleague of more than 30 years, Sue Sheridan, deputy clerk treasurer for KHR said, “She was such a caring, spiritual person…She is going to be missed. She loved working here.”

Sheridan shared that Hudder suffered from breast cancer about 20 years ago. It was this disease that took her life when it recurred in the middle of 2018.

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