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September 26, 2017
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Laurier mourns the passing of alumnus Herb Epp

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Feb 26/13

Wilfrid Laurier University mourns the passing of alumnus Herb Epp (BA ’61), an active member of the Laurier community who was awarded the Order of Laurier in 2012 and was honoured as one of Laurier’s 100 Alumni of Achievement during the university’s centennial in 2011.

Epp had a distinguished career in public service, serving as a councillor and mayor of the City of Waterloo and as an MPP in the Ontario Legislature.

Epp attended Laurier when it was known as Waterloo College, graduating with a BA in Political Science and History in 1961. He later earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Toronto and worked as a teacher, guidance counselor and real estate broker.

He was active in the Laurier community and served as president of the WLU Alumni Association from 1966 to 1967, and was a member of the university’s Board of Governors from 1973 to 1974, and again from 2003-2006.

Epp also served as a councillor for the City of Waterloo from 1968 to 1974, and as mayor from 1974 to 1977, and again from 2003-2006. He also served four terms in the Ontario Legislature, from 1977 to 1990.

Epp was active in his community throughout his life and served on many boards, including the Catholic Family Counselling Centre, Family and Children’s Services, and the Kitchener-Westmount Rotary Club.

Details about the funeral will be posted when confirmed.

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