Accolades continues to pour in after St. Catharines MPP remembers former staffer and popular Pride activist
Published January 3, 2023 at 4:36 pm
The St. Catharines community continued its outpour of love and affection after the news that local Pride activist Liam Coward passed away suddenly on New Year’s Eve.
St. Catharines MPP Jennie Steven remembered Coward fondly as a former staffer in her office.
“At the risk of sounding like I am using a platitude, Liam was a light. Everyone just wanted to be around him. He was fearless about calling out hypocrisy, about standing up for principles and people. He was more brave than all of us.”
The MPP reflected, “I will remember his smile, his warmth, his energy, his booming voice, his love for life, community and values, but also the activists, colleagues and constituents he supported, many of whom over time also became his friends. He made a difference in the lives of many. It is my hope we can all join together and celebrate his life.”
Posters on the MPP’s Facebook page also had fond memories of Coward.
St. Catharines Ward 1 councillor Greg Miller, bottom right, posted a selfie of himself and Liam Coward, bottom centre, with some friends with his memories posted on social media yesterday. (Photo: Greg Miller Twitter)