Hamilton is mourning the loss of the matriarch of a political family who became her own force at City Hall for a decade and a half.
Geraldine Copps has passed away at the age of 91.
She was first known as the wife of Hamilton Mayor Vic Copps and in 1985 was elected as an alderman for Ward 4 serving until 2000.
Copps was also the mother of Former Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps.
Gerri was a champion for the disabled, the environment and welfare.
She lived the last couple of years at a retirement facility in Nepean.
Visitation is Friday from 2 until 4 and 7 till 9 at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home on King Street E.
The funeral will be Saturday at Holy Family Church on Cannon St. E.