Ljiljana Sandic-Aylon, Alumna, BEd '86

August 21, 2018

OISE alumna Ljiljana Sandic-Aylon (BEd 1986) passed away on August 21, 2018. Lil was a teacher at Newmarket High School for many years, working most recently in special education. The Toronto Star ran a story about her last days at Southlake Regional Cancer Center where she celebrated in the marriage of her eldest daughter.

On August 29, 2018, hundreds of family, friends, colleagues, and students attended a beautiful Celebration of Life. OISE alumna and Associate Dean Michele Peterson-Badali, a close and long time family friend, spoke at the celebration of Lil's tremendous contributions as an educator, mentor, and friend.

Lil's call to the teaching profession and her training many years ago at OISE led to a career marked by excellence, service, and care for students and colleagues alike, and exemplary dedication to the profession of teaching.

Although taken far too soon, those near and dear to her agree that she lived life to the fullest and leaves a legacy of love, good humour, and incredible strength of character that will continue to inspire.

Please take a moment to read her obituary.

In Memoriam
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