University mourns passing of Arnold

The University community offers its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Dr. Islay Arnold, a U of L Chancellor Emeritus, Honorary degree recipient and lifelong educator.

Dr. Arnold passed away Sept. 22, 2009 at age 95 after a life well lived as an educator, community volunteer and dedicated parent.

She was the first female Chancellor of the U of L, a position she attained in 1979 after serving a number of years on the U of L Senate.

In recognition of her service, Islay received many awards and honours. She was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. She was given: an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Lethbridge; a Lady Ishbel Aberdeen Award, Victorian Order of Nurses; an invitation to tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace; a Canada Volunteer Award – Certificate of Merit; a Women of Distinction Award, Lethbridge Y.W.C.A, and a Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs' tribute for, "Outstanding Contributions to the Community."

A complete obituary can be found at the Lethbridge Herald website: