1-5 p.m., Friday, June 26, 2015 at Harris Funeral Home



In lieu of flowers, donations in Flora’s memory to the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 would be appreciated. Click on Donations at right side of this page to place a Memorial Donation.


50 Years


Flora Tripp

Death Notice

Tripp, Flora Jean (December 5, 1943 - June 17, 2015) - Our darling Flora slipped away quietly at home, with family by her side. Born in Ottawa, raised in Arnprior, Flora was predeceased by her parents Irene (nee Montgomery) and Jim Ferguson, and her older sister Margot (Drew). Flora married her high-school sweetheart, Ian, and moved to London. There, she raised her children, daughter Cynthia (Mark) and son David (Laura), with unconditional love and affection. She adored her grandchildren, Ben and Caroline, and treasured every moment spent with them. She found pleasure in many diversions, including travel, playing bridge, reading, Canadian antiques, contemporary art, sporting events, musical concerts, excursions to summer theatre, hosting birthday and dinner parties …. The greatest joy in Flora’s life was spending time at home with her family, enjoying the company of wonderful neighbours, and dear friends from Western and London’s visual arts community. Flora was loved and will be deeply missed by her younger brother Hugh (Roberta) and many caring cousins, nieces and nephews, and her extended family. Special thanks for the compassionate care provided by Dr. Kurt Kimpinski and his Neurology (MSA) staff at University Hospital from the beginning, and by CCAC’s Palliative Care Team at the end. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside-service will be held in Arnprior, at a later date. A Reception for family and friends will be held at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond on Friday, June 26 from 1-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Flora’s memory to the McIntosh Gallery, Western University would be appreciated.