Coun. Pat Haire openly questioned whether the project was appropriate for the town, given Quinn was from Carbonear. Coun. Kathy Tetford noted the concept for the memorial — which Parsons-Katkic would reportedly like to see set up on the new walking trail in Bear’s Cove beside a bench — is for all people. Quinn’s mother grew up in the Bear’s Cove area.
“It seems like there’s no cost to the town,” said Tetford. “I don’t see any issue with it.”
Mayor Barnes expressed a desire to see more information on this before making any decision on whether to move forward with the idea. Coun. Hayward Blake noted too that following the death last summer of local hockey legend Dick Power, donations were accepted in his memory for The Eternal Light for Quinn Memorial Fund.
“We need to make sure that it all works together as opposed to two different groups doing (the same thing),” he said, “which is why we need to reflect on this a little more and make sure that we move in a direction that we want to move.”