Blacklock’s notes with sadness the passing of Paul Delahanty, 82, an original contributor and longtime reporter. Mr. Delahanty died Sunday of cancer.
Born the son of a Massachusetts accountant, Mr. Delahanty graduated from Boston College in 1955 and began his journalism career with a diocesan newspaper in Worcester, Mass. He subsequently worked for the Catholic press in Montréal in 1966, and was a member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery for 30 years.
Mr. Delahanty was formerly managing editor of RNCC News Inc. and independent publisher of newsletters on technology and environmental law. He is survived by his wife Connie and four children.
Found among Mr. Delahanty’s personal effects at his Gallery desk was a prized copy of the Charter Of Rights & Freedoms, and a handwritten quotation from Thomas Jefferson: “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
Blacklock’s directors join subscribers and friends in expressing deepest sympathies to Mr. Delahanty’s family, and in remembering Paul as a dedicated newsman and friend – The Editor.