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Lyndon Devaney

Thursday, January 8th, 1953 - Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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FRANCIS LYNDON DEVANEY
B. Arch (Hons.) OAA, Architect
Suddenly and unexpectedly, Lyndon Devaney passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019, in his
67th year.
Beloved partner of Gale Willgoss, Lyndon will be remembered for his enduring generosity and
indomitable spirit by her family, Tyla Fullerton and Brian Sweet, Kendra Fullerton and Adam
Boddy, Stace Fullerton and Michael Gieck, and Elise Fullerton and Dan Florescu. Sadly missed
by his brother Relf Devaney and wife Susan Procter, and his sister Jill and husband Richard
Weston.
Devoted uncle of Scott and Eric Weston. Loyal and devoted friend of Bill Harrison and his wife,
Trish.
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Lyndon joined Zeidler Partnership in 1982,
becoming a principal of the firm.
In 2007, Lyndon and his team constructed the Trump International Hotel and Tower in
downtown Toronto.
From Zeidler Partnership, Lyndon formed Devaney Strategic Planning and Design and in 2013
continued working with developers as a highly skilled project manager in Devaney Strategic
Planning Inc.
Lyndon’s creative vision is seen in Canada Place, an iconic landmark in Vancouver Harbour; the
World Trade Centre in Toronto; Canary Wharf in Britain; parq Vancouver Casino and Hotels
Douglas and JW Marriott, and additional projects across Canada and internationally.
As an avid model maker in his teens, ‘LD’s exacting attention to detail became the hallmark of
his work as an architect. His interest in sports was highlighted in his passion for Formula One’s
premier races and elite cars.
Lyndon’s trademark black T shirt and black jeans exemplified his taste in classic, stylized
simplicity.
An esteemed colleague, respected mentor and trusted friend.
Lyndon is predeceased by parents Francis Devaney (1969) and Joan Devaney Brown (2009).
A private cremation has taken place. Condolences may be offered at Smith’s Funeral Home in
Burlington or at condolenceforlyndon@gmail.com.
If desired, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Dustin Leopold Memorial Tribute Fund
c/o Crohn’s and Colitis Canada or to the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital region at
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=293599.
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Clay Connor

Posted at 12:39pm
It was with much sorrow that I read of Lyndon's passing in this morning's Spectator.
We grew up in the same neighbourhood and played together often. The neighbourhood football games usually took place on Bill Harrison's and our front lawn. I lost touch with Lyndon after high school but would hear about him periodically from his brother and my Masters' basketball teammate, Relf.
In reading of Lyndon's accomplishments, it struck me that he possessed the rare combination of artistic vision and the organizational skills and drive to see the vision through to completion.
My deepest condolences to Relf and all those who knew and loved Lyndon, and whom Lyndon knew and loved.

Clay Connor
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Stewart Orange

Posted at 07:28pm
Still in shock after receiving Relf's phone call Sunday night. Very fond memories of our teenage years working with Lyndon at DQ on Lakeshore, then our long bike rides with his best friend, Bill Harrison, to Crawford Lake Conservation Area in the summer of '71 to train for football. We later drove out west together in '75 after I graduated from Mohawk College while Lyndon pursued his lifelong dream to become an Architect at the U of T. What an incredible talent he was. He will be sorrowfully missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to Lyndon's partner and her family, as well as Relf, Jill and Bill and their families. He died doing what he loved, racing his beloved R8 at Mosport. Rest in peace, my good friend.
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