Lyn Cook (1918-2018)

Lyn Cook with some of her cast mates for the CBC program A DOORWAY TO FAIRYLAND.

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Canadian children’s author and librarian Lyn Cook (Evelyn Waddell) passed away earlier this week at the age of 100. A pioneering Canadian children’s author from the 1950s to 2004, Lyn wrote 23 books for children of all ages but will be best remembered for her historical novels for those ages 10-14. As she described it, ‘I was fascinated with times past – what motivated people’ and hoped that through her writing ‘I helped someone who was discouraged about life.’

Find out more about Lyn Cook’s life and career here.

Our condolences go out to Lyn’s family and friends.

Funeral details
There will be no funeral, but donations in memory may be made to your local public library or the Writers’ Trust of Canada, 600 – 460 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1Y1.