Ryan Furlong laments the loss of a great community builder.
By Letter to the Editor
Published January 18, 2008
We have lost a man who helped make a community the pleasant place it has become. Largely due to Lou Falco's hard work and dedication, we have seen Locke Street grow from a shabby street of ragtag shops to the vibrant and uppity place it is today. Lou helped make the street a commercial success: a place where people can come to meet, spend their afternoons, work, and relax.
In our experience, Lou was modest, generous and hospitable - always offering us a helping hand with coffee for our early morning film shoots. I don't think one of us could forget how sincere and interested he was in discussing our work with us, how we were doing personally, and, like an older uncle or grandfather giving us a warm pat on the back every time we came into the shop.
It is funny how these little things mean so much - but of course they do, and in doing so he built a successful business and an array of friends that could rival a dignitary. His smile was contagious, even if we felt down-and-out (or hungover) he would bring a smile to our faces.
On behalf of all of us at Fenian Films we would like to extend our sympathy to Lou's family, friends and everyone who was lucky enough to have known him. Know that Lou will be missed dearly by all of us!
Ryan Furlong, Fenian Films
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