A politician with ties to two local communities has died at the age of 64.

Pat Sobeski was the MP for Cambridge, representing the Progressive Conservative Party, from 1988 until 1993.

In 2003, he returned to politics as a city councillor in Woodstock.

Seven years later, he was elected mayor of that city – a position he remained in until 2014.

Sobeski was known for his community involvement in the Woodstock area, including work with groups like Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Oxford County chapter.

With files from CTV London