Wednesday, February 06, 2008

...are you there, dad? --it's you, Margaret!!

(...with apologies to Judy Blume)

Mel tells me this little beauty was born on Jan 30th at the Chester Zoo in Merseyside, which is pretty much the same part of the world from which dad hailed. Heck, if you're gonna come back, you might as well be a giraffe, right?

Friday, February 01, 2008


Thanks to everyone for their kindness - it means a lot to me and my family. Dad's obituary will run in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail, and in Sunday's Star as well.

McKenna, Robert Ivan (“Mac”)

October 4, 1942 - January 29, 2008. Died in hospital after a determined battle with cancer. He gave no quarter—it was taken from him with stunning rapidity by this cruel disease. As was his wish, he was at home almost to the end. Husband of Anne, father of Sosie and Addie, aka Sophia (Tom) and Alexander (Sue). Brother to Anita (Michael) Whelan, brother-in-law to Jennifer, Janet and John. Uncle to Rebecca, Dominic, Samantha, Jason, Josephine, Daniel and Thomas. Dear friend to Tony Barry, Findlay Sleigh, and Denis Clark. Deepest thanks to Robert’s dedicated team of naturopathic doctors, the staff at Sunnybrook, and the staff of the Temmy Latner Centre at Mount Sinai. Your exceptional care and compassion will never be forgotten. Funeral at the Carfrae Chapel, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, on Monday, February 4, 2008, 2 p.m. A wake to have a drink for Robert will be held in the near future (details tba). He loved roses. Donations can be made in Robert’s memory to the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic or the Department of Research and Clinical Epidemiology of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.