The College’s acceptance of the nomination of Joann Latremouille is a fitting tribute to her 30-year career, both in the private and public sectors, and a testament to the tremendous impact that she had across the country in the field of heritage landscape conservation.
For those of us who had the privilege to work with Joann, she was an unwavering, and un- apologetic, promoter of the discipline of landscape architecture and, in particular, a tireless advocate for the understanding and protection of cultural landscapes.
Joann took such joy in helping people understand landscapes and helping them participate in conserving them. She had such an incredible feel for the power of landscapes and a marvel- lous ability to communicate this love and knowledge.
Her legacy is most certainly in her significant contribution to the original edition of the Stan- dards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. Of particular note, was the attention given to cultural landscapes and her particular sensitivity to Aboriginal cultural landscapes.
Her work is remembered in places like Halifax, Buxton, Neubergthal, Regina, Banff, Esquimalt and beyond. While these places will endure, her election to the College will, from hereonin, formally recognize her outstanding contribution to this profession.
Those of us who spent time with her, were so much the better for it. We thank her in our hearts for all her work and dedication to ensure that Canadians can continue to learn from and enjoy our landscape heritage. In her memory, we carry on this obligation of stewardship.