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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Harold Kennedy Memorial Plaque at BRG

Friends and family gathered at the BRG this morning for the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the late Harold Kennedy, who passed away in March 2009.

David Culham, Councillor Carmen Corbasson

A visibly moved Corbasson spoke about her memories of Harold Kennedy, and his work to make Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens a living legacy. Corbasson then read a tribute from Mayor McCallion, who was unable to attend.

Kennedy family members from Mississauga, B.C, and Alberta were joined by City of Mississauga staff, former city councillors, Gardens volunteers and local residents.

Kennedy family, Culham (in blue), Corbasson (right of plaque)

Culham spoke of Harold Kennedy's dedication to making the garden a reality, and to his own close friendship with him, then unveiled the plaque, which is located between two stands of dogwoods immediately south of the parking lot.

Culham, Helen Kennedy, Corbasson

Helen Kennedy, Harold's daughter, spoke on behalf of the family, and Culham read the inscription on the plaque. See this article for more information on Kennedy.

I took a short, impromptu video of Culham reading the inscription:
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