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IDC mourns the passing of Ray Staples

Published by Alexandra Tichinoff, July 30, 2012.

  rays-headshot.jpgIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Staples, an ARIDO Fellow and Life member. Ray was one of ARIDO’s founding members and served as its President in 1974. An influential figure in interior design, she will be deeply missed by the ARIDO community.

In November, Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) will honour Ray with the 2012 IDC/IIDA Leadership Award of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession of interior design.

“Her enthusiasm for her profession and dedication to her association made Ray legendary in the Ontario interior design community,” said IDC Executive Director Susan Wiggins when she announced Ray as recipient of the award earlier this year.

Ray passed away after a brief illness at the age of 93. The family is planning a celebration of Ray’s life in the coming weeks.

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