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INGLIS, Lily - Died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday, January 11, 2010 from complications due to cancer. Lily was born in Milan, Italy on October 11, 1926. While as a university student of architecture in London, she met Jimmy to whom she was married for 45 years. In 1957, Lily and Jimmy moved to Kingston where Lily became well known as an architect committed to, and preserving the heritage and fabric of the city through her involvement in a variety of community groups. Her architectural accomplishments include projects such as the Kingston Public Library, Chez Piggy, the Brew Pub and the Wolf Island ferry terminal, as well as many other recognizable Kingston landmarks. Her architectural designs and community activism have been recognized by numerous awards and honours. Lily will be remembered for her dedication to her family and friends, as well as for her social activism targeting the needs of children and the homeless. Lily was predeceased by Jimmy in 1999 and will be greatly missed by her daughters Jane and Kate (predeceased by her partner Dave), son-in-law Neil and grandchildren Lindsay and Jamie as well as the large extended community of friends and colleagues. Jane and Kate would like to extend their very sincere gratitude to Dr. Karen Hall-Barber for her compassionate care and tireless support, to Lori for her dedication to Lily and to all those who assisted Mom in her journey. Lily's family will receive friends at CHALMERS UNITED CHURCH (212 Barrie Street, at Clergy and Earl Streets) on Friday January 15th, between the hours of 5 pm - 8 pm. A memorial service in celebration of her life will take place in the Church Sanctuary on Saturday, January 16th at 1 pm, officiated by Reverend Dr. Steven Chambers. Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to McCallum Hall for a time of remembrance and refreshment. In honour of Lily's memory, donations to Home Base Non-Profit Housing would be greatly appreciated. 11793205
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Remembering Lily
Posted by Lois Miller (Friend) On Friday, January 15, 2010
When I served as Sydenham Ward alderman in the 1970s, Lily Inglis taught me a great deal about the human scale of buildings and cities, and the beauty of intimate details like a curved window or storm porch. Visiting her home was delightful; it made even me feel tall. When I'm back in Kingston,I shall see both Lily and Jim in the gracious buildings she designed and protected. Condolences to family and friends from Lois Miller and Iain Macdonald
She inspired me as an architect and activist
Posted by Catherine Nasmith (admirer) On Friday, January 15, 2010
I met Ms. Inglis in 1978 while I was a new graduate architect at an Architectural Conservancy of Ontario conference. Her encouragement for work that myself and colleague Kim Storey presented there was most appreciated. Lily was a pioneer in her work as a heritage architect, and as a female practitioner. I later became President of the ACO, and know that I speak for others in saying she will be missed by heritage advocates across Ontario. She continues to inspire us all.
Sit down Don't rock the boat.
I smile when I say Lily. For seven graceous years I started my day off with GOOD MORNING LILY. Driving Miss Lily we would laugh and cry together.You have all seen me at Lily's side, she would say this is Barbara my RIGHT ARM. A part of Lily lives on in all of us. To clean her home and admire books upon books. To see her in her beloved Jim's house coat or one of his cotton shirts will always be my memory of her famous architectural design of uncoditional love. GOOD MORNING LILY XO
She will be missed
Posted by France Pellicano (Friend) On Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Such a loss for the Kingston community. Lily was a great architect, and was named The World's Shortest Architect by Zal Yanowski. She was full of life, intelligent, courageous and lovable. We will miss her greatly.

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