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Paul Reynolds, Newfoundland and Labrador's chief electoral officer, died last Thursday after battling cancer. (CBC)

Mourners were gathering Monday to honour Paul Reynolds, Newfoundland and Labrador's chief electoral officer.

A funeral service was planned Monday afternoon for Reynolds, who died Thursday after battling cancer.

He had been working with staff toward the general election scheduled for Oct. 11.

Reynolds was appointed chief electoral officer in 2007, leading into that year's election. 

He was active for many years in provincial and municipal politics.

He was a former president of the provincial Progressive Conservative party.

He was also the mayor of the former town of Wedgewood Park, which amalgamated with St. John's in the early 1990s.