It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing, on August 24, 2017, of a highly esteemed colleague and cherished friend, Daphne Dufresne (1940-2017). DaphnÃ© was the Director of the Art library at the UniversitÃ© du QuÃ©bec Ã MontrÃ©al (UQÃ€M), from 1970 to 2004. A long standing member of ARLIS/NA, DaphnÃ© was one of the founding members of ARLIS/MOQ in 1987. ARLIS MOQ was the first Canadian Chapter. Many will remember DaphnÃ© as an outstanding, fun-loving, involved member of ARLIS/NA who served on many committees with dedication and enthusiasm. She and I co-chaired the local arrangements of the 23rd conference held in Montreal in 1995.
Apart from her distinguished professional career as an art librarian, DaphnÃ© led an active life. She loved to travel, was an avid golfer, tennis player, and skier. She cherished her family and her many friends.
Rest in Peace Daphne. I will miss you.