Here’s an interview I did with CBC’s The Current about changing styles in obituaries.
Here are a few of my favourite obituaries:
Allan MacDougall was co-founder of Raincoast Books and the Canadian publisher of Harry Potter.
Tim Pitsiulik was re-making Inuit art
Writer Mavis Gallant dies at age 91
Margaret Thatcher was a leader who knew her mind and stood her ground
William Hutt: ‘He became effortless in his greatness’
Douglas Campbell: ‘A gloriously forthright, honest, full-blooded trouper’
Murray Frum: A passionate, disciplined art collector who gave back to the cultural community
Acclaimed Canadian author Farley Mowat dead at 92 and video
Indelible global icon Nelson Mandela dies at 95 and Canada’s role in fighting Apartheid
Wolf Koenig, NFB pioneer dies at 86
Therese Vanier, a healer of souls as well as bodies, dies at 91
Kenneth Cambon, soldier, POW, doctor and author, dies at 84
June Callwood, journalist, social activist, dies at 82
Betty Fox, who kept her son Terry’s legacy alive, dies and Isadore Sharpe remembers Betty Fox