A former mayor of Hull and longtime chair of the National Capital Commission had died.

Marcel Beaudry’s family says he passed away at Montreal’s Santa Cabrini hospital around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

He served as NCC chair from 1992 until 2007 and mayor of Hull (now part of Gatineau) in 1991 and 1992, along with a private legal career.

"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Beaudry and I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family," said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson in a tweet.

"He was a dedicated public servant who loved his city and the National Capital Region. His imprint on our community will last a long time."

"Marcel Beaudry was a man whose vast accomplishments over a lifetime of public service improved the lives of Ottawa residents and visitors alike," said Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird.

"Whether it was his commitment to our education systems and students both in Quebec and Ontario, our health care systems, or simply those less fortunate than himself, Marcel dedicated his life to making the National Capital region the wonderful place it is today."

No funeral details have been announced.