February 12, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

This week, King's lost a good friend and one of the true builders of our College, Joan Smith. Joan served as Chair of the King's Board in the early 2000's. Under her leadership, our campus grew with the construction of the Cardinal Carter Library and later Bessie Labatt Hall. The leadership and generosity of Joan and her family has helped to shape the current King's campus. Many of you also know Joan's daughter, Lynne Cram, who followed in her mother's footsteps at King's, recently as Chair of our Board.  Under Lynne's leadership King's completed the campaign to build the Darryl J. King Student Life Centre.

Joan was also an accomplished community and provincial leader.  She served as a London City Councillor, a Member of Provincial Parliament and as Ontario's first female Solicitor-General. She also helped to establish the Madame Vanier Children's Services. 

A Celebration of Life for Joan will be held at King's in the Student Life Centre on Friday February 19th, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. with a reflection at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, click here.

Please keep Joan, her late husband Don, and the entire Smith family in your thoughts and prayers.

For more information about Joan's Smith's life, please go here.