From the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) eNews:
It is with great sadness that the AIBC acknowledges the recent passing of Bonnie K. Maples Retired Architect AIBC FRAIC. Bonnie was a tireless supporter of, and advocate for, the architectural profession in Canada and internationally.
Among Bonnie’s many distinctions, she was the first female president of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, a position she held from 1995-1997. She also held such influential institute roles as Examining Board Member, Oral Examination Chair and NCARB Examination Grader (1988-1994); AIBC Council Member (1992-1994); and AIBC Executive Committee / Treasurer (1993-1994). On the national scene, Bonnie served as President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada from 2003-2004. She was also a member of Canada’s APEC Architect Project’s Monitoring Committee.
Bonnie graduated from McGill University (B. Arch) in 1976, and became registered with the Ordre des Architectes du Quebec in 1978. In 1982, she became a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
She held a particular interest and influence in the healthcare sector, both in private practice and in public service. Her professional career spanned work at Thompson Berwick Pratt & Partners (1981 – 1989); Howard Yano Architects (1989 – 1991); and Wensley Spotowski Architectural Group (1991-1994). Over the past several years, she worked at Providence Health.
She is survived by her husband, architect Alan Maples, their son Andrew, and mother, sister and brother in Montreal.
A service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial Boal Chapel in North Vancouver, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation in Bonnie’s name.