Royal Galipeau – passionate about his community and libraries

Jan 29 2018

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) would like to convey its condolences to the family of Royal Galipeau. Royal Galipeau was a former Trustee of the OPL Board from 2001 to 2006, serving as Vice-Chair of the Board in 2004 and 2005.

“Royal Galipeau was passionate about his community of Orléans, and has always been a strong advocate for public libraries as well as French-language services in Ottawa,” said Tim Tierney, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library Board and Councillor for Beacon Hill-Cyrville. “We will miss his spirit and his commitment to this great City.”

Danielle McDonald, OPL CEO added “Mr. Galipeau was a true believer in the importance of public libraries for the community.  Even after his tenure as Trustee, he would often visit our branches located in Ottawa’s east end and attend the many events and programs happening there. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

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