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.


Lorena said...

You have much been in my thoughts, my friend. I do so wish I could come up, and raise a toast to your wonderful father. We will certainly do so at the shop, 2 PM sharp, on Monday. I know you'll feel us hugging you.

Oh Baby! said...

As yer pa used to say, "Salud, amor y pesetas, y tiempo para gozarlos". if only we'd had a little more tiempo con tu papa. pero es bueno saber que no esta sufriendo mas. un gran abrazo part ti Sophie y para tu mama y hermano tambien. i'm here if you need me. anytime. xo

Nora said...

I've been thinking of you over the weekend. x

A Yarn Too Far said...

Hey, Sophie.
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We're sending many warm fuzzy's your way.
And if I can be of any help, or you need anything, just give me a call.


Needle Addict said...

Sophie, I'm so sorry to hear this.
Please know that you and your mom, are in my thoughts.