E. Ann McKillop Architectural Conservancy Fund

E. Ann McKillop Architectural Conservancy Fund

The late Ann McKillop with her children, Christena and Dougald

The late Ann McKillop with her children, Christena and Dougald

Ann McKillop was a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, heritage preservationist and cottager. Passionately involved in heritage preservation for over 50 years, Ann was a founding member of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s London branch. She was keenly involved in the preservation and restoration of many significant London heritage buildings, including the Labatt Building Ltd. Ridout Street Restoration at the forks of the Thames River.

Ann received a number of honours for her dedication to heritage preservation, including the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Award of Excellence, the Heritage London Foundation Award of Excellence, and a spot on the Mayor’s Honour List. As a testament to Ann’s commitment to educating Londoners about heritage preservation, she co-founded the Annual Geranium Heritage House Tour, which has been running for more than 40 years.

To honour Ann’s legacy, her family established the E. Ann McKillop Architectural Conservancy Fund at London Community Foundation in 2017. This forever fund supports the efforts of ACO London Region in promoting, conserving and interpreting London’s architectural heritage.