When I'm making these illustrations for Macleans I like to include places the subject of the obituary lived and worked. This hard-working lady got one of her first Canadian jobs selling fruit in Kensington Market. I was happy to include a little slice of Toronto in this piece! The bottom centre of the illustration is a bit of La Grange, Guyana, the port near where the subject grew up.
I also enjoy small town "Welcome to -" signs (upper right). They're usually these lovely distinctive painted wooden landmarks. One of my past Macleans illustrations was composed mostly of signs and local landmarks!