From left: Rosalie Gelderman, Bob McKeon, Editor Paula Kirman, Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Chapman, and Kate Quinn. Rosalie and Kate were last year’s inaugural recipients of the Garry Spotowski Volunteer Appreciation Award. Bob received the award on November 5. Leif Gregersen
Bob McKeon was this year’s recipient of the Garry Spotowski Volunteer Appreciation Award, awarded on November 5.
Bob is a familiar face to many as he has been involved in our communities for over 40 years. He is a community builder, a Professor Emeritus at St. Joseph’s College, and a community member who raised his children in a home across the street from McCauley School. Bob is a founder of Inn Roads Housing Co-operative and has been involved with Boyle McCauley News as a block carrier and contributor since the paper’s early days.
The list of his volunteering accomplishments is very long. He has been involved with the Sacred Heart Parish and many of its initiatives, the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, the McCauley Community League, and it can be assumed he has done even more than HE can remember.
Bob is one of the finest examples of the people who populate Boyle Street and McCauley. He is humble, kind, generous, and smart. We are all fortunate that the young McKeon family chose our community in which to raise their family.
Thank you Bob. The impact of your life on others, too numerous to count, has been infinitely compassionate and positive.