Colleagues and co-workers remember Lily Powis as a giving person who touched the lives of students, faculty, and fellow staff members. A receptionist in the Faculty of Nursing, she died September 1.
“Lily was very generous and always wanted to be helpful,” says Sheema Inayatulla, assistant to the dean of nursing. “She was only with our faculty for a short time, but she always had a smile for everyone in the front office.”
Powis joined the UWindsor permanent staff in 2006 as administrative records clerk in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, after holding a contract position in Public Affairs and Communications. She transferred to the Faculty of Nursing in September 2017.
Many of her friends on campus received gifts of her baked goods and hand-knitted kitchen towels. She donated several prizes for giveaways in DailyNews, and enjoyed entering its prize contests herself.
Campus flags will be lowered in her memory on Monday, September 10. Her family has planned a private memorial service.