ObituaryThe McGregor family would like to notify you that Elder Dr. Lillian McGregor began her journey to the spirit world very early this Friday morning. Lillian is known for her work as grandmother/elder in the City of Toronto and with many Aboriginal organizations across the country. Lillian was Ojibway, Crane Clan from Birch Island, Ontario who came to Toronto to pursue education and work. Upon her first retirement from a career in nursing Lillian then went to work with: First Nations House, University of Toronto, the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy, Aboriginal Health Office, Friendship Centres (locally, provincially and nationally), Southern Ontario Diabetes Initiative, Indspire (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation), and many other local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations. Lillian travelled on behalf of the Toronto Olympic Committee to Russia in order to support the City’s Olympic bid. She was presented to the Queen and then offered the First Nations prayer to open the provincial legislature. She has also received the National Aboriginal Achievement Lifetime Award as well as the Order of Ontario and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Toronto. Her other accomplishments are too great to be detailed here. She then retired from this second full time career to spend time with family and friends. Lillian will be resting at the Cardinal Funeral Home (Dundas and Bathurst) in Toronto on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 for a public viewing from 2pm to 9pm. There will be a second public viewing at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 from 11am to 4pm. The church ceremony will be at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Newmarket on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11am. The McGregor family would like to request a donation to any of the following organizations in lieu of flowers: -Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Rd. Toronto, Ontario, 416-964-9087. -Hill House Hospice, 36 Wright St, Richmond Hill, Ontario 905-737-9308. -The Dr. Lillian McGregor Scholarship, University of Toronto, Fist nations House. Please share this notice with others who knew Lillian and may want to acknowledge her spirit journey. Thank you for all your prayers and kind thoughts, The McGregor Family
January 01, 1970
Saturday 2-9 & Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
April 23, 2012
St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Newmarket, Ontario
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
Interment Newmarket Cemetery