In Memoriam: Bea Ziegert

In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bea Ziegert

Sad news that longtime Cabbagetown resident Bea Ziegert has died. A service will be held for her on Friday November 18. Doug Fisher wrote about Bea on his blog this week:

She was an enthusiastic neighbour and she loved her Cabbagetown home. She travelled and taught abroad extensively at Cornell in the USA and in the south Pacific. Bea bought her Laurier Street home in 1979. She eventually learned that its remarkable interior had been designed by Sonja and Michael Stewart. She’s the daughter of Viljo Revell who designed Toronto’s landmark city hall. Bea preserved their work and when she wanted to update the interior, she tracked down Mr Stewart. Dave Leblanc, the Globe & Mail’s architecture writer, did a story about her house in 2006 (

When she worried that she couldn’t continue to live alone, Bea sold her house. She died on Sunday October 23 from the effects of a stroke. There will be a memorial service for her at First Unitarian Church (175 St Clair) on Friday November 18 at 11am.

We offer our condolences to Bea’s family and friends.

If you would like to let others in the neighbourhood know of the passing of a Cabbagetowner, please have their family contact us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Become a Member

Household Membership

Just $20 Per Year

Learn More

Newsletter Sign-Up

Learn More