Late Don Stevens’ collection first donation to Gabriola Tool Library

Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News

Tuesday, May 23 2017

The Gabriola Tool Library has had it’s first donation. Morag Orr-Stevens donated tools from her late husband Don’s extensive collection to the Library.

Morag Orr-Stevens made the inaugural donation to the Gabriola Tool Library as she gave them over 100 items from her late husband’s collection. Submitted photo.

Patsy Ludwick spoke on behalf of the Library saying after two hours with five volunteers in Morag’s tool shed, “we came away with over 100 items from Don’s collection. 

“He was handy in many fields so we were very glad of the help of Robbie Huston, Don Thompson, and Howie White as we attempted to identify and record the tools.

“This has been the first donation to the Gabriola Tool Library, and we are very grateful to Morag for her generosity. We are hoping it will inspire others to share the tools they no longer need with the community.”

Those wishing to donate to the Tool Library can bring tools to the the Tool Donation Day being held this Saturday, May 27 at the Gabriola Library from 11 - 3 - or contact the tool team at

For more information, contact Ludwick at 250-247-8990