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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 26 April 2008, page S9
Title: BLOOM, Lillian Evelyn (Death Notice)
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BLOOM, Lillian Evelyn
On April 22, 2008, at the age of 98. Miss Bloom was born in Whitney, Ontario on November 9, 1909, the only child of Emily Kosmack and William Bloom. The family moved to Wainwright, Alberta in 1912, when the town was in its beginnings. Miss Bloom was a graduate of Wainwright High School, the University of Alberta in arts and education, and the Toronto Conservatory of Music in piano forte. She began her career as a high school teacher in Canmore, Alberta, moving later to Athabasca, Alberta, and finally to her hometown where she taught for ten years. There she was active in the musical life of the United Church as organist and choir leader. In 1955, with her father, she moved to Newmarket, Ontario. In 1956 they came to Whitby, where Miss Bloom taught at Henry Street High School until her retirement in 1975. Miss Bloom spoke of teaching as ''my whole life''. Retirement was not easy. However she travelled widely, and of recent years enjoyed walking, gardening, reading, channel 17, and concert series in Toronto. According to her wishes, there will be no funeral. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot at Grace Lutheran Cemetery at Eganville, Ontario.