Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor
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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

SOME GOOD-BYES

Good bye, Jane Rule. Your gentle, life-affirming novels will not be forgotten. An author of nine novels including The Young in One Another’s Arms and Desert of the Heart, your books reflected your personal generosity. You were the first Canadian female author to write about being gay as part of normal life. Jane died of liver cancer November 28, 2007 on Galiano Island. Her partner, Helen Sonthoff, predeceased her in 2000.

Good-bye Norval Morrisseau. Thunder Bay is culturally richer because of you. Your works are part of our psyche and we thank you for them. Norval died in Toronto General on December 4, 2007 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

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