Ksenija Klinger – In Memoriam
Associate Academy member Ksenija Klinger passed away suddenly just after Christmas as the result of heart surgery. Born in Korcula, Croatia, and a graduate architect from Zagreb University, Ksenija came to Toronto in the mid 1960s with her husband and young daughter, and began an illustrious career as an urban planner, working as both a Senior Planner for the Metropolitan Planning Dept and a private planning consultant. She had boundless enthusiasm for her new country and embraced everything from the arts and design world to the Canadian wilderness. In her retirement she was an active member in a number of associations, most notably the William Morris Society and University Women. She was also a talented craftswoman, sewing and selling sophisticated creations she made from imported fine fabrics. At the Academy she enjoyed courses in the arts, politics and gardening. Most of all, she was a charming, generous and warm friend who embraced life.