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December 17, 2001
Pauline McGibbon, former Ontario Lieutenant-Governor and U of G Chancellor, dies
Former Ontario Lieutenant-Governor and University of Guelph Chancellor Pauline McGibbon died Friday in Toronto following a lengthy illness. She was 91.
Dr. McGibbon served as Lieutenant-Governor from 1974 to 1980 and was U of G’s Chancellor from 1977 to 1983. She was the first woman to hold either title. She also served as the first woman Chancellor of the University of Toronto.
In a joint statement, Chancellor Lincoln Alexander, himself a former Ontario Lieutenant-Governor, and President Mordechai Rozanski expressed their “deep regret to learn of the loss of this great Canadian. The University of Guelph and the Province of Ontario greatly benefited by Pauline McGibbon’s contributions.”
A private funeral will be held Wednesday. Members of the public are invited to sign a book of condolences in the Lieutenant-Governor’s suite at Queen’s Park between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Dr. McGibbon’s contributions to the U of G will be remembered at a memorial service to be held on campus in January. Details to follow.