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Dr. Ethel Stark
O.C., C.M., G.O.Q., LL.D., F.R.S.A.
Conductor, concert violinist, educator. Peacefully, on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the age of one hundred and one. Beloved daughter of the late Adolph and the late Laura Stark. Devoted sister of the late Doretta Stark and the late Jules Stark. She leaves behind her dear cousins, great-nieces and friends. A great source of pride to all who knew her. Ethel was the conductor of the first women's symphony orchestra of Montreal, the first woman to conduct at Carnegie Hall in New York, along with numerous other achievements too many to mention. Ethel was also the recipient of the Order of Canada and L'ordre national du Québec, "grande officière", Doctor of Laws (honoris causa Concordia University), fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London, England. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and her passing is a great loss to Canada. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean Talon St. W., on Sunday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. Burial at the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation Cemetery, 1250 chemin de la Forêt. Contributions in her memory may be made to the "Dr. Ethel Stark C.M. Memorial Scholarship Fund for Concert Society" c/o JPPS-Bialik Foundation, (514) 731-2944, ext.: 220.

Published in Montreal Gazette on Feb. 18, 2012
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