07/21/2014 11:44 EDT | Updated 09/20/2014 05:59 EDT

Lucie Roussel, mayor of La Prairie, dies after wasp attack

Lucie F. Roussel, longtime mayor of La Prairie, Que., died Sunday afternoon after being stung multiple times by wasps while out near her chalet in Stratford. 

She was declared dead at the hospital in nearby Thetford Mines.

Roussel, 51, was interim mayor between 2003 and 2005 before becoming mayor. She had recently won her third term as mayor.

She leaves behind daughter Constance, 18, and 19-year-old son Antonin.

The city of La Prairie, on Montreal's South Shore, has lowered its flags in mourning.