06/15/2015 15:25 EDT | Updated 06/15/2016 01:12 EDT

Former Montreal mayor Jean Dore, 70, passes away from pancreatic cancer

MONTREAL - Former Montreal mayor Jean Dore has passed away from pancreatic cancer.Dore, a two-term mayor, passed away today in Montreal.He was 70.He'd been diagnosed with cancer in 2014.Dore was a founding member of the Montreal Citizens' Movement municipal party in 1974.He was elected twice as mayor — the first mandate coming in 1986 following the retirement of Jean Drapeau, who'd spent the previous 26-years as mayor.