Challenor, Angela 'Angie' Hilary

Challenor, Angela 'Angie' Hilary

August 20th, 2018

Peacefully at home on Monday, August 20th, 2018, with family at her side, after a fall and short illness, in her 92nd year. Angela was born in Kelowna, BC on June 28, 1927 to George Leicester Challenor, of Barbados and his war bride, Muriel Hilary Edgcumbe (Devon, UK). She was their youngest child and only daughter. Predeceased by her three brothers: Richard, John and George. The family moved to Victoria, and then to Barbardos, in the mid-1930s where Angie attended school before returning to Canada and eventually settling in London. She worked for the University of Western Ontario for 34 years, first at the Nursing School and later at the School of Business. These were the happiest days of Angie’s career and she always talked about her 34 years at Western with great pride, especially her time working with Professors Taylor and Thompson, with whom she maintained a lifelong friendship. She was ahead of her time: a career woman who enjoyed her life of independence, and who wasn’t afraid to say so! Angie spent many years volunteering for ‘Riding with the Disabled’, where she derived great pleasure from helping the kids. She was also a dedicated patron of the former Orchestra London. Angela is survived by her nephew Richard (UK), nieces: Hilary and Alison (UK) and Cathy (Canada), and their families, and by her sister-in-law Diana Challenor. Angie was much loved for her generosity, love of life, fun and great sense of humour, and will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. The world was a richer place with her in it! Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at University Hospital, London for their compassionate, excellent care and to the nurses who visited to care for Angela at home, keeping her comfortable in her final days. Sincere appreciation also to Mary and Sandy Wellman of Medical Priorities and their staff for their professional and dedicated care of Angela these last several years. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in Barbados at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Angie are asked to consider a charity of your choice.

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    John ThompsonI only just learned of Angela's death. She was legendary in our family as the one who kept my father, Walter Thompson, on the straight and narrow at the Business School. Dad truly loved her, and she became another member of our family for many many years. I can still hear her voice -- clear, no nonsense, encouraging. She was so important to us and to Western for decades.
    Roger MoreAngela was a dear friend and colleague of mine at the Ivey Business School, beloved by all faculty and students. A truly great person, always ready to talk and laugh. Roger More
    Margaret (Ramsay) CouseWe enjoyed many good visits with Ange and her friend Dorise Breen who was my Dad's (Basil Ramsay, Q.C.) secretary for many years. They would bring Ange's dog over to our house on Baker Street, "to visit his solicitor!" Lots of fun and laughter.
    Carmen JonesDear family, I knew Ms Challenor thru her car ownership from 2000ish onward. I would see her at the dealership & she would not just accept that an oil change was required, she needed to know more about her car. I was always up for the challenge. My condolences on the loss of this inquisitive individual.
    John MacdonaldWhen I first met Angela at the Business School back in '65, I was a young, new employee in the mail room. Right away I recognized her as as an impressive woman. She had a commanding voice, she was determined, straightforward, and didn't like NO as an answer. Her position was written as Administrator, Special Projects.....that meant when things needed doing.....she got them done! I suspect that that determination carried forward throughout her life. Angela was always polite, friendly; and liked a good joke. Even after she left Ivey, my wife and I would run into her occasionally at one of her go-to lunch spots on Richmond street, the Toddle Inn, (now gone). I will always remember her and think highly of her. John Macdonald
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