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Mayor Dominic Vincent Patrick Cardillo
Male 1930 - 2013


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  • Prefix  Mayor 
    Birth  1930  Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Elected Office  1963  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mayor of Kitchener 
    • Years Served: 1963-1982, 1983-1994 (Mayor)
    Name  Dom Cardillo 
    Occupation  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    school teacher 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-28886 
    Died  Apr 2013  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I28886  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Mar 2017 

  • Notes 
    • Born in Guelph, Ontario, Dominic Cardillo - teacher, politician and man of the people - became a household name long before the City of Kitchener named a major ice hockey arena in his honour.

      Cardillo worked as a secondary school teacher and coach from 1956 to 1965 at Kitchener Collegiate Institute, at Forest Heights Secondary School in 1964, and Laurel Vocational in 1968.

      Cardillo ran successfully for Kitchener City Council in 1963, sponsored in part by a collection taken by his grade twelve students. He remained in office until his retirement in 1994. The longest-serving Mayor in Kitchener's history, Cardillo had many tributes awarded to him, including the naming of the Dom Cardillo Arena.

      His service to the community was remarkable and included: director of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs; president of Big Brothers; secretary of the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association; member of two hospital boards; and eighteen years as a Hydro Commissioner. He helped raise funds for many local civic projects and charitable causes.

      Known to attend all functions to which he was invited, Cardillo had the ability to remember names of everyone he met. He tirelessly promoted his city and its reputation, taking a fastidious interest in the cleanliness of its streets. Also known for passing out pens and lapel pins promoting the City, he was once photographed giving out pens in a rice paddy in Japan.2a

      1aWaterloo Region Hall of Fame

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1930 - Guelph City, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected Office - Mayor of Kitchener - 1963 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - school teacher - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Apr 2013 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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