Jean Windover is hopeful a new stained glass window in the Petrolia Library reflects a little of her long-time friend.
Friends, family and members of the Margaret Stokes IODE in Petrolia donated money to purchase the window to honour the life of Pat Moloney who died recently after a long battle with cancer. The flowering dogwood window is a reminder of Moloney’s love of gardening. Windover says she was a member of the local horticultural society for years.
But it was at the IODE that Windover got to know Moloney best.
Moloney was a long-time member and was the sort of person everyone enjoyed being around. “She was very warm, very caring and artistic. She was a great interior decorator,” says Windover.
“It didn’t seem to matter what you asked her to do, she was always more than willing…She was dignified; she was just a great lady – one of the women you don’t forget.”
The window was recently donated to the town and now hangs in the Shirley Banks Reading Room at the Petrolia Library.
Windover says IODE members love the new window in memory of the friend, as does Moloney’s husband, Bernie, who recently came to the library to see the memorial. “He was overwhelmed.”