Le Geyt was al­ways fun to be around

Ottawa Citizen - - OPINION -

Re: Cit­i­zen’s ‘bird lady’ in­spired gen­er­a­tion of nat­u­ral­ists, Oct. 7.

It was my priv­i­lege to know El­iz­a­beth Le Geyt per­son­ally. I trea­sured my vis­its with her. She was friendly, warm and just plain fun to be around.

She once asked me if a large plant grow­ing out­side her win­dow was “mar­i­juaner.”

When I told her I didn’t know she de­cided to mail it to her son in Bri­tish Columbia, pre­sum­ably be­cause they know about such things out there. When I saw her again, I asked what the ver­dict was.

She replied, “Pfft! By the time it got there it was com­post!” I will miss her.

Michael O’Brien, Ottawa

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