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MEMORIAM: Dorothy Inglis passes away

Dorothy Inglis

Dorothy Inglis

Former Council of Canadians Board member Dorothy Inglis passed away on Wednesday in Vancouver at the age of 87.

Dorothy was born in Calgary and grew up in Vancouver. She moved to St. John’s in September 1972 when her husband Gordon accepted a professorship at Memorial University. She was a founding member of the St. John’s Status of Women Council, the first women’s centre in St. John’s, and the Newfoundland Status of Women. She was elected to the National Action Committee on the Status of Women as the Newfoundland representative from 1982-84 and she was vice-president of that organization from 1984-86. She was the Voice of Women delegate to Geneva to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in 1988. She had also been a vice-president of the New Democratic Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Council of Canadians chaiperson Maude Barlow said, “Dorothy was one of the finest people I ever met. Unfailingly kind and cheerful, she nevertheless had a steely commitment to justice that was unbreakable. We will all miss her and send our love to Gordon and her family. She will live on in our work.”

The Council of Canadians mourns the loss of this wonderful advocate for social justice, feminist, writer and community leader. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.