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William LYDON
Père : Patrick LYDON
Mère : Winnifred KILMARTIN
Décès le : 2004-02-26
Parution : 2004-03-09
Paru dans : Telegraph Journal, St. John, NB

LYDON, WILLIAM - the death of William "Bill" Lydon of Halifax occurred in Halifax on Thursday, February 26, 2004. Mr. Lydon was born in Saint John, a son of the late Patrick and Winnifred (Kilmartin) Lydon. Bill graduated from St. Malachy's High School, studied at St. Thomas and St. Francis Xavier Universities and Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from TUNS (Dalhousie) in 1967 and Master of Architecture from Harvard in 1977. Bill was an army captain with the Royal Canadian Engineers, and later senior associate with ARCOP Associates of Montreal and Toronto. While with ARCOP he worked on the original restoration of Historic Properties in Halifax and underground levels of the World Trade Center in New York. He was a senior architect with Sir Hugh Wilson, London, England, and was the director of design for Toronto Harbour front. Following his move to Halifax in 1977, he worked on development plans for the Halifax, Dartmouth, and Sydney waterfronts. Bill was principal architect with Lydon Lynch, a firm established with Andrew Lynch in 1979. Lydon Lynch Architects have designed in Halifax, other points in Nova Scotia, and outside the province. Several of their projects grace Halifax's historic waterfront including the former Sheraton (now the Casino Nova Scotia Hotel), Casino Nova Scotia and Harbourside. Proud of his Irish heritage, Bill designed the Celtic Cross that sits on the newly minted St. Patrick's Green. Bill served on various committees and organizations including the National Capital Commission Advisory on Design (Ottawa), World Trade and Convention Centre (Halifax), the Charitable Irish Society and the Halifax Club, and volunteered design advice to numerous groups and individuals. Bill is survived by his wife, Rosalee (Grette) Lydon; one son, Christopher of Halifax; three sisters, Miss Nora and Miss Mary Lydon, and Kathleen (Conrad) Northrup, all of Saint John; two brothers, Michael and Paul (Linda) Lydon, both of Saint John; and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Basilica, Halifax. The William Lydon Memorial Scholarship has been set up for the School of Architecture, Dalhousie University.

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