In recognition of Patricia Leduc’s extensive community service, the Ottawa Public Library will be naming a room in the Orléans Branch, the “Patricia Leduc Room”. The inaugural ceremony will be taken place this Friday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Orléans branch.
Patricia Leduc was a school teacher, a federal public servant and a mother of three. She lived most of her life in Orléans and was involved in numerous school, parish and community causes.
Patricia had a passion for history and genealogy and she took great pleasure in sharing her knowledge, writings and research at workshops and in schools.
Patricia took an active part in preparing the book that commemorated the 125th anniversary of the St-Joseph d’Orléans Parish. Over a period of 20 years, she compiled five well-filled and well-indexed binders of press clippings related to the history of Orléans and its surrounding areas.
Patricia was also co-founder and secretary of the Association des Séguin d’Amérique, president of the Société franco-ontarienne of Eastern Ontario, secretary and president of the Régionale Ottawa-Carleton (subsequently Samuel-de-Champlain), president of the Association du Club d’artisanat d’Orléans and a member of the Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives.