It was with heavy hearts that members of the Board of Our Harbour recently learned of the death of Colette. She had been our friend, our adviser and a tireless worker for the past seven years. A long-standing member of the Board, Colette also attended meetings of representatives of local organizations working in mental health and helped to raise awareness of Our Harbour’s mission within the francophone community. She also helped with translation and put much of her energy towards the work of the Fundraising Committee.
She will be remembered for spearheading several spaghetti supper fundraisers at Scotyz on Taschereau Boulevard. In addition to organizing the venue, she visited local businesses to get first-class prizes for the raffle, sold tickets and then acted as MC at the event. These occasions were great fun, but also increased the visibility of Our Harbour and raised a significant amount of money. Colette was a generous, kind-hearted, positive and thoughtful member of our team. She will be greatly missed. CG