You may not have known she was ill, but until March 5 neither did we. That was when she became quite sick and was admitted to the ICU for five weeks.Read Vivian's obituary as it was published in The Globe and Mail and The Ottawa Citizen on April 13th and 16th.
Your words and respect for the woman we loved are a comfort to us. It would be a great kindness if you could share a memory of Vivian, old or recent, silly or solemn, even trivial.
Many of you have asked where you can make a donation in tribute to her life and work. She was a builder of libraries with a global perspective. Donations to any of these organizations would be a fitting tribute to her work and passions.