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In Memoriam - Mary Ashworth

Mary Ashworth, 85, died on January 20, 2009.  Mary had been a TESOL member since 1989, and was an active member and frequent speaker for BCTEAL, TESL Canada, and TESOL. Born in England, Mary traveled to Canada in 1948 where she attended Normal School to become a teacher, earning her BA and MEd by night school and correspondence. Afterward, Mary was invited to the University of British Columbia; there she helped pioneer the teaching of ESL in British Columbia. Her international reputation earned her the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, three honorary degrees from the University of British Columbia, York University and St. Mary's University, and a Fellowship at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.