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’

Jackie Burroughs dead at 71

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

A year of the departed: 2009

Betty Fox, who kept her son Terry’s legacy alive, dies and Isadore Sharpe remembers Betty Fox

A year of the departed: 2008