A prominent Southampton doctor and community leader has passed away.
Dr. Don Mercer died in his 86th year at Saugeen Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Mercer was a past mayor of Southampton for 2 years and also served on its town council for 3 years.
He was also coroner for the area for a 10-year period.
Dr. Mercer retired in 1998.
The doctor was known for his weekly visits to the Saugeen First Nation Health Office and every Christmas Day, the family would go to the hospital to visit with patients who were not able to be at home with their families.
Cremation has taken place and the family is planning a private ceremony.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.