Jun 13, 2013
By Michael Kramer
It is with great sadness that we report that the founder of CARP has died.
Lillian Morgenthau passed away this afternoon at the age of 89.
She was a pioneer in furthering the cause of older Canadians – founding CARP in 1984, with her late husband Murray Morgenthau. They took the organization from a group of ten determined friends around their kitchen table – to a powerful advocacy group with hundreds of thousands of members nationwide. Lillian’s decisive and outspoken advocacy brought attention to the crucial issues affecting the demographic we now call Zoomers.
Lillian said , “CARP was an adventure, but it was one that was worthwhile and needed. Seniors were the forgotten people of Canada, the upcoming group in Canada, and they needed help with many things. If you didn’t have funds and you needed medicine, either you didn’t eat, or you didn’t pay your rent, or you got your medication – and that wasn’t right.”
ZoomerMedia’s Moses Znaimer says “This is indeed very sad news for the entire CARP Community, which Lillian nurtured so carefully – and for me, personally, as the President of CARP today.”
A funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 2:30 pm at Benjamin’s Park memorial Chapel.