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Bob Stead was the first recipient of the Ken Simpson Memorial Award at the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities in November for outstanding public service. (Courtesy Wendy Elliott)

Bob Stead, who served as mayor and a councillor in Wolfville for more than 20 years, has died.

The town announced his death on Saturday.

Wolfville was the first municipality in Canada to ban smoking in vehicles when a child is present.

He also opposed the use of non-commercial pesticides, which led to provincial legislation. 

A funeral will be held on Tuesday at his alma mater, Acadia University.