Patrick Coghlan

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Patrick Coghlan, who passed away last week after a long period in intensive care with C-19. Patrick played a lead role in establishing Greenhill as a volunteer-run library and was our chairman for its first four years. More recently, he was the instigator of our project to open our new branch in Lowedges. He was passionate about libraries and reading, and his vision and calm wisdom will be sorely missed. Patrick used to talk about still being able to visit the library with his Zimmer frame when he was 90; sadly that is not now going to happen.

Our thoughts are with his wife Gill, herself recently recovered from C-19, who was unable to have contact with Patrick over his last two weeks. It is hoped to hold a thanksgiving service for him when circumstances permit.

Gill has requested that you do not reach out to her at this time … no cards or letters, no phone calls or other contact, however well-intentioned. Thank you.

Pictured here are Patrick with Darrell Porter (council volunteer library support), councillor Mary Lea, and library operations manager Ann Hartley.