We extend our deepest sympathies to family and loved ones of Mrs. Lily Fielding who died peacefully at the age of 103 at her home in Sudbury on Sunday morning.  She is being remembered as one of Sudbury’s great philanthropists and our church has been the recipient of her generosity over many years.  Mrs. Fielding was a member of St. John the Divine in Copper Cliff and she and her family have strong ties with Thorneloe University. The Chapel at Thorneloe was recently renamed the Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark’s in thanksgiving to the family’s contribution to Thorneloe.

Members of the wider Sudbury community are remembering Mrs. Fielding for her many acts of generosity in every corner of the city – hospital, university, recreation, arts, policing,  and at City Hall this week flags will be flying at half mast in her memory. A book of condolences has been set up for people to sign.

Mrs. Fielding was a woman of quiet faith and deep inner strength having lost her two children, Brenda and Jim to cancer.  Her family were everything to her and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. On her birthday in recent years she arranged for a fireworks display for the little people in her life.

A funeral service for Mrs. Fielding will take place at the Church of the Epiphany, 85 Larch Street, on Monday 16th September at 11am with Archbishop Anne presiding and preaching.