Town Clerk Joyce Eaton said the staff are still in shock by the death of councillor George Megeney, but in the coming weeks will be following the Nova Scotia Election Act in regards to filling his position.
She said council will have to declare the vacancy at an upcoming meeting and from there a returning officer will be appointed and a date set for the by-election.
Megeney served as a Stellarton Town Councilor from 2004 to 2006, then 2008 until his death.
Visitation for Megeney will be held at the H.W. Angus Funeral Home, New Glasgow, Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. in the H.W. Angus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Aidan Kingsbury officiating.