One of the Nickel City’s best known and best loved philanthropists has died.

The matriarch of one of Sudbury’s founding families, Lily Fielding, passed away peacefully at her home in Long Lake on Sept. 8 at 103 years of age.

Fielding was a pillar in the community, dedicating herself to a broad array of philanthropic causes in Greater Sudbury, and the Fielding Foundation is responsible for the donation of 300 acres of bush land to the city that became Kivi Park, one of Sudbury’s most popular and largest park.

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