Guy Cormier, the mayor of Saint-Léolin, N.B., has died.
In a post on the on the village's Facebook page, councillors and staff expressed sadness about his death, writing in French that it was a dark day for the community.
The community is located on the Acadien Peninsula, 20 kilometres from Caraquet.
Cormier, 70, served as mayor since April 2018.
"His pride in Saint-Léolin was undeniable and he devoted many hours of volunteer work, with his wife Edwidge, to the well-being of his community," the post read in French.
Cormier, who died Saturday as a result of heart problems, is described as a man who had his heart in the right place who worked to make a difference in his community.
Caraquet MLA Isabelle Thériault wrote in French that Cormier's death was a great loss for the village. She said he was very dedicated to the development of the village and had many projects in mind.
Cormier is survived by his wife.