The Donna Tilley Memorial Garden Honouring the Legacy of Donna Tilley 1949 - 2002 As a champion of making her local community a better place to live, Donna Tilley devoted her volunteer time to the community surrounding her home. This included the Vancouver City Heritage Foundation, Everett Crowley Park Committee, and as the co-chair of the Champlain Heights Community Association. Beginning in 1981, Donna worked many hours with friends and community associates to reclaim the former Vancouver city land- fill for the community. The result of their efforts is Everett Crowley Park, officially dedicated by The City in 1987.* In conjunction with the Evergreen Foundation, trees were planted in this park to re- store the land for the community. Restoration work by volunteers and the Park Board is ongoing to return the site to an urban forest with native trees and plants. Working with the Champlain Heights Community Association, Donna Tilley ensured a strong and vibrant place for the communi- ty to be proud of and enjoy. The commitment to make her com- munity a better place to live has given Donna’s family and friends a legacy that will never be forgotten. In 2004, two years after Donna’s death from cancer, colleagues set aside a quiet corner of Everett Crowley Park as the “Donna Tilley Memorial Garden” to honour her legacy. * See this historic 1979 joint study where ECPC and others including Parks Canada collaborated so that in 1987 the 100-acre former City landfill and long-past old growth forest became an official Vancouver city park. Now a growing protected urban forest, a park for all, now and always.