Canadian journalist, author and activist June Callwood passed away April 14th after a lengthy battle with cancer.
In her final interview, early in April, with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s George Stroumboulopoulos, she addressed this moment. “I’m okay. I’m 82 years old, for heaven’s sake. Dust to dust is the way it ought to be. The death of the young is inexcusable.”
Still. We bow our heads. Another vibrant voice lost. The Toronto Star published an affectionate look at the late writer here. The CBC has a wonderful selection of interviews with Callwood over the years archived here. The Toronto Star covered a candlelight walk in memory of Callwood on Tuesday night here.