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Politician Gerald Comeau. (Archive photo)

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Former senator from Nova Scotia Gerald Comeau died of generalized cancer Monday at the age of 77 years.

Originally from Meteghan Station, Nova Scotia, Gerald Comeau began his career as an educator at Université Sainte-Anne. He was first elected as a Progressive Conservative MP in 1984 in South West Nova. He served as an MP until 1988.

In 1990, he was appointed senator by Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

Gérald Comeau was chairman of the Senate Internal Economy Committee, which analyzed the controversial expenses of senators involved in the Senate expenses scandal.

He retired in 2013, after a political career spanning nearly 28 years.

The title of Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Pléiade was awarded to him in 2002 to highlight his dedication to the promotion and development of French-speaking minority communities in Canada.

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Gérald Comeau is involved with the Bangor Sawmill Museum. More recently, he joined the Society for the Preservation of Saint-Marie Church in Pointe-de-l'Église.

A funeral service will take place at Sacré-Coeur Church on Saturday.

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