1940 - 2019
TIGER--Dr. Virginia, of New York City and Bridgehampton. Died unexpectedly on March 12, 2019, of a heart attack. Loving and beloved mother to Sebastian (Lisa) and grandmother to Alexandra and Sabrina. Born August 20, 1940, in Montreal; reared in Toronto; and educated at the Bishop Strachan School, University of Toronto (Trinity College), and the University of British Columbia (Ph.D.). Virginia had a long and distinguished career at Rutgers University-Newark as a professor of English, a chair of the department, and an associate dean of the faculty of arts and sciences. A William Golding and Doris Lessing scholar, she was the author of four books. An inspirational teacher, an artful administrator, and a singular presence, she will be celebrated at a memorial service at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave., NYC, Wednesday, March 27th from 6 to 9pm.

Published by New York Times on Mar. 18, 2019.
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Memorial service
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Ave, NYC, New York, ON
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Virginia was a good friend during school and university in Toronto. I remember well her breathtaking dancing. Requiescat in pace, dear Virginia. Miranda Davies, March 2021.
Miranda Davies
March 12, 2021
I have only just learned of Professor Tiger's death with shock and sadness. She was a prominent scholar of Doris Lessing and a longtime active member of the Doris Lessing Society, where her presence and participation will be greatly missed. Sending my sincere condolences, however belated, to her family and friends. Rest In Peace, Virginia Tiger.
Josna Rege
August 24, 2020
Virginia engaged me to look after her 5 year old son in New York city. I was awed by her style: gleaming copper pots in the kitchen of her brownstone apartment in the village, dashing up to Poughkeepsie in her Alpha Romeo on weekends and the classy gift of a bottle of wine for my 16th birthday. She encouraged me to go out and explore the many cultural sites of the city on my day off and advised me to wear long pants on the subway. An unforgettable flare in the life of a young girl from Toronto. Thank-you!
Anna-Marie Hafner
March 28, 2019
Virginia and I were undergraduates at Trinity College where we were in the same French class.We were both women of Canterbury in "Murder in the Cathedral
She was very bright,expressive and talented. I was pleased to see her at our College reunions over the years.
Judith Ransom
March 25, 2019
In memory of dear Virginia and our days together at BSS and Trinity College, notably your "transcendental experience" while slipping on a leaf - poetic, eccentric and fun.
Miranda Davies
March 23, 2019
As former managers of the Chelsea coop where Virginia lived for many years we want to say how very much we will miss her quiet, gentle presence. We enjoyed our conversations over the years, and always appreciated her support expressed at our coop meetings. We mourn her loss. Pamela and Tony Wolff
Pamela and Anthony Wolff
March 23, 2019
Dear Virginia,

Your dazzling intelligence was grounded in the warmth of your humanity.

I treasure the friendship that grew between us over the last decade, and will keep your soft, clear voice in my head in the years to come.

My smypathy to your family,

Linda Kline
Linda Kline
March 22, 2019
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