All posts tagged “RIP

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Death of a Fisherman

Everybody who fly-fished the river knew him. His old pick-up with camper would be parked at the side of the road and John would be inside waiting for the evening hatch. He was always happy to have a visitor, to chat for a while before… Read More

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Nick Badyk RIP

This morning we attended funeral service for Nick Badyk. When we moved to Twenty Seventh Street, Nick was our neighbour to the south. You might call him an elder in the Long Branch community – he lived in that modest bungalow for 70 years. He… Read More

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Ramona Jones RIP

Ramona Jones, who for many years worked with her husband, the late Grandpa Jones, was a really great old time musician. I just read in this excellent obit that she passed this week at 91. RIP. Let’s listen to Ramona singing There’s Better Times a… Read More

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Ornette Coleman RIP

I was saddened to hear today of the passing of Ornette Coleman. He was 85, and he had a great run. He created a fantastic body of music, governed by a tremendously strong personal vision, pushing the boundaries of his genre. I didn’t grow up… Read More

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Jesse Winchester RIP

Sad to hear of the passing of singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester. RIP. We had the pleasure of attending one of his wonderful performances at Hugh’s Room here in Toronto a few years back. He sure had a way with a song.

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Peter Appleyard RIP

I heard today that Peter Appleyard died, at 84. Do you know his work? He was a great vibraphone player who lived and played in the Toronto area for many years. Here’s another video I’ve shared before in which Mr. Appleyard has an opportunity to… Read More