by Brent Eades
Local residents and family members gathered today by Old Town Hall for the unveiling of the Bernard Cameron Memorial Fountain, located between Thoburn Mill and the Riverwalk.
Bernard, a retired teacher and much-respected member of Council, died in a tragic shooting in February of 2016.
His widow Catherine addressed the gathering, saying that this was a chance to remember Bernard’s life, not his death. She said that the installation of a fountain in the river was an idea Bernard had championed over the years.
After a countdown the fountain was turned on, sending arcs of glittering water high in the air. It has lights installed that will be turned on at 7 pm each evening.
The fountain is a beautiful addition to our river and a fitting tribute to a much-loved Councillor, teacher and neighbour.