67 years, suddenly on January 12, 2014 surrounded by my family and friends. I am predeceased by my beloved husband and best friend, Richard (2012). I am adored by my children Paul (Marilyne) in Quebec City and Sonya (Eric Coatsworth) in Ottawa and devoted to my grandchildren, William, Jakob, Jolyanne, Ben and Olivier. I am also survived by my brother, Ross Robinson in Niagara-on-the-Lake, my brother-in-law John (Sally) in Thunder Bay, my sister-in-law Pat (Larry Miller) in Sault Ste Marie, and my nieces and nephews, Mike, Kathy, Lori, Jeff, Susan, Scott and Carrie. I am also lovingly remembered by many cousins, colleagues, neighbours and friends. I was lucky to have lived in several parts of this great country. Born in 1946 in Kirkland Lake, Northern Ontario, living in Virginiatown and then on to Winnipeg, Toronto and St. Catharines. After graduating from Ryerson University, my love affair with Richard began while working at McLeod, Young, Weir & Co. Our love affair with the city and its people began when we moved to Windsor in 1974. My passion for heritage preservation began while working with Friends of the Court in saving Mackenzie Hall. I will be remembered for my long, unceasing and tenacious efforts on behalf of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. After helping to found the Windsor Regional Branch of the A.C.O.in 1995,I served as Provincial President from 2000-2002. I was on the executive board for many years and with help from many other heritage advocates we succeeded in having provincial and national heritage legislation changed for the better. I truly believed that the ability to remember our history will make our future more meaningful. I was also a proud and active supporter of the visual and musical arts in Essex County.
In recent years, Richard and I travelled across Canada and around the world. Our annual winter breaks were spent on the white sand beaches of Barbados, often joined by family and friends. A special thank you to the caring and professional staff at Metropolitan Campus as well as Detroit Receiving Hospital.In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Windsor Region Branch, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, or the Art Gallery of Windsor. Memorial visitation will be Friday 3-5 & 7-9 pm.
A celebration of my life will be on Saturday at 10 am at Families First, 1065 Lauzon Rd., East Windsor (519-969-5841).Interment will take place at a later date in Thunder Bay. Share memories, photos or make a donation on line at www.FamiliesFirst.ca