Patrick O’Flaherty, who died in 2017, a specialist in the literature and history of Newfoundland, was a Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Memorial University. His formal connection with ELRC began in 1995, when he was asked to become co-editor of the planned Champlain Society volume of J.P. Howley’s selected Reminiscences. The volume, edited by W.J. Kirwin, G.M. Story, and O’Flaherty, appeared in 1997.
He worked with Kirwin to edit the complete Howley Reminiscences, the full text of which was published by Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2009. He became a member of the Order of Canada in 2006.