One-time Member of Parliament for Cochrane-Superior and then Timmins-James Bay Reg Bélair has died at the age of 70.

He served as Liberal MP for Cochrane-Superior from 1988 to 97… then Timmins-James Bay from 1997 until 2004, when he retired.

Previous to that, he was assistant to then-MP Keith Penner, and had served on Kapuskasing town council for three years.

Reg Bélair died of cancer and kidney failure in Kapuskasing.  He’s survived by his wife Jo-Anne and two daughters. His funeral is set for Saturday.