Posts Tagged ‘obits’

October 5, 2010 1

Alston Adams, RIP

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I don’t have a lot to say. He was a funny guy, courageous, and I’ll miss him. I’d see him mainly at YULblog events, where bloggers based in Montreal would get together. Groups would split off at these meetings, and I would, often as not, be hanging out with him. He was easy to talk […]


May 31, 2010 0

May Comic Jamming, Arthur, etc.

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The last Thursday in May means the Monthly Montreal Comic Jam. I actually worked on some pages of comics, but it’s more of a get-together for local artists, to share and show off, and also collaborate on things. I got my bud Rick Gagnon to colour this picture of mine above, which turned out swell. […]

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January 4, 2010 1

Lhasa de Sela

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Going to miss Lhasa de Sela. Not that I played her music a lot around here, but I always paused when La Lorona or one of her other haunting numbers came on the radio, or played at a friend’s place. Kind of a female version of Leonard Cohen, at least in the sultry romantic aspect […]

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November 29, 2009 0

Henry Lehman

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Sad to hear about the death of Henry Lehman. You can read about it on the Fagstein blog here, along with some writing by him. There weren’t many art writers working in English in Montreal. So, during the few times I ran into him, at an art opening, or on the street, we could chat […]

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October 30, 2009 0

My Dad

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During one of those later park walks. Still pretty broken up about this. That was very tough, but at least I was there. Anyhow, below is what I’ll read at the service in Calgary this Monday. They advised us to keep to the cheerful, positive stuff. Sadly, going to two services in September for friends […]


September 24, 2009 0

Stuart Robertson

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Having an awful time lately with people I like and have worked with passing away. First Sonja Skarstedt, then Renee Wathelet. Now it’s Stuart Robertson. Soft-spoken gardening expert on CBC radio, and columnist in the Gazette, he was also Chair of our Electronic Rights Defense Committee for a time. He sometimes had a bit of […]

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September 18, 2009 0

Renée Wathelet

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Completely shocked this morning to hear about the brutal death of Renée Wathelet, a person with a great soul whose beautiful photographs graced her blog En direct des isles. The nasty story is here.


August 10, 2009 1

Sonja Skarstedt

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I’ve been avoiding writing about this, because it hit me hard, when I heard about it last July 31. Didn’t want to announce it before the obituary came out, because I didn’t want to be the crow, the one bearing that news. Sad, because Sonja, along with her partner Geof, who ran Zymergy Magazine, plus […]

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