Elsie Wayne, Canadian politician, Died at 84


Elsie Eleanore Wayne, née Fairweather was born on April 20, 1932, and died on August 23, 2016.
She was a Canadian politician.
Elsie Wayne was a Progressive Conservative MP for Saint John from 1993 to 2004.
Elsie Wayne was born in Shediac, New Brunswick.
During 1977, Wayne was elected to the Saint John municipal council.
During 1983, Wayne became the first female mayor of Saint John and became extremely popular in that city.
During 1998, when Charest resigned the leadership of the PC party to become a leader of the Parti Libéral du Québec, Wayne was appointed the PC party’s interim leader, a position she held until former Prime Minister Joe Clark was elected party leader later that year.
On February 16, 2004, she announced her retirement from politics and did not run for re-election in the 2004 election to the Canadian House of Commons.
In politics, Elsie was known as being socially conservative, vehemently opposing same-sex marriage.
Richard Wayne was her husband, together they had two sons.
She died due to a stroke.
Elsie Wayne passed away at 84 years old.