Cornelia EYRE

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EYRE, Cornelia LeBoutillier
Died January 22, 2013. Cornelia was born June 20, 1924 in Bisbee, Arizona. An artist, traveler, gardener, activist and collector of folk songs, which she sang and accompanied on guitar, she grew up in California and Oregon, following the early death of her father. She studied at Reed and Radcliffe Colleges and went on to develop a unique career as a creator of mobiles - moving sculptures of aluminum, glass and wire. After marrying John Eyre in 1952 in New York, she lived in New Jersey, Montreal, Vancouver, Bermuda, and Rarotonga and Ottawa. In all these places, she fished, gardened, cooked, sailed, sang songs, raised dogs and created mobiles. She spent the best of her latter years nurturing and defending the farm she and John owned in Frelighsburg, Quebec, with its fabulous gardens, views into the Green Mountains of Vermont, and spacious art studio. She is survived by her sons Stephen and Banning, her daughter Alison and three grandchildren. The family would like to thank Drs. V. Lodha and Dr. Arlene Rosenbloom, the PSW workers from CCAC and the staff at the Duke of Devonshire in Ottawa. A private family service will be held. In memory of Cornelia please consider Planned Parenthood or the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2013