Passing of retired Trustee Elaine Crawford

Limestone Learning Foundation
Passing of retired Trustee Elaine Crawford
Posted on 11/23/2023
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It is with sadness that the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) shares the passing of retired Trustee Elaine Crawford on November 18, 2023. The Board of Trustees and LDSB staff extend sincere condolences to Mrs. Crawford’s family and friends.

Mrs. Crawford served as a trustee for the Limestone District School Board and its predecessor Board, the Frontenac Board of Education, for 38 years from 1980-2018. This service as an advocate for public education is an impressive record.

“Elaine relished her role as a school board trustee and was always diligent in her responsibility to improve public education in Limestone,” says Krishna Burra, Director of Education.

Mrs. Crawford served as Vice-Chair of the Board, and on every committee and work team, as well as partner agencies of the Board such as the Limestone Learning Foundation and the Frontenac County Childcare Centre. Mrs. Crawford’s commitment to public education went beyond the local level and was involved at both the regional and provincial levels and served in various executive positions of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).

OPSBA recognized her on the 25th anniversary of her years of service with the infamous dinosaur award in 2006.

Mrs. Crawford began as a School Council member when her children were in elementary school and from there received her calling to serve the community on a broader level. She represented students and constituents of the City of Kingston-Districts Countryside and Pittsburgh, and the Frontenac Islands.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 8, 2023 from 6:00  - 8:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 671 Montreal Road, Kingston.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.