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Memorial plans set for fallen worker in Carleton Place

by | May 16, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

The town of Carleton Place has decided on a location for its memorial dedicated to former public works employee Keith Lesway.

Lesway was injured during a work place accident in 2005 and later passed away due to complications from those injuries in 2007, so it was suggested that an old fire hydrant, which Lesway himself had pointed out as one worth keeping around and refurbishing as a memento of the town’s history, be restored and used for the memorial.

While originally discussing building some sort of memorial back in February, the town had proposed a budget of $2,500 which has now been determined to be more than sufficient in the wake of Cavanagh Construction coming forward with an offer to contribute to the initiative in honour of Lesway who was also a former Cavanagh employee.

The memorial will be placed at St James park and there will be an official unveiling ceremony on June 9th, a date which marks the 14-year anniversary of the workplace accident Lesway was involved in.

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