Peter Kavanagh Memorial Fund
The library lost a great friend with the passing of Peter Kavanagh, a tireless promoter of books and libraries including the one in his new home of Niagara-on-the-Lake where he and his wife Debi Goodwin moved just over two years ago. Peter and Debi have enriched the lives of many in the community with their support of the Library’s literacy, English as a Second Language, computer skills for seasonal farm workers and Wine & Words author series.
This spring, Peter gave a compelling talk at our Renovation Project Launch about his love of reading, how books saved his mind while he spent a year in a body cast and how the library's new shelving will fulfill the core mission of a public library; opening the eyes and minds of people of all ages through discovery.
Peter’s family has asked that donations in his memory be made to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library and the Harmony Residents Group. A special space in the newly renovated library will be dedicated to Peter’s memory.
A celebration of Peter’s life will take place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, 10 Anderson lane on October 15th at 5:30 PM.