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Mike Glyer wrote a terrific obituary/tribute for Mike Glicksohn and posted it on File 770.

Murray Moore is putting together a memorial oneshot. Here are the details:

I am soliciting stories about, tributes to, Dear Mike messages, art, etc. for a memorial oneshot about our dear late friend Mike Glicksohn.

Feel free to spread this message as you think appropriate. I want as many friends of Mike as possible to have the opportunity to participate.

Contributions that arrive promptly might be distributed at the Memorial Service that will happen this coming Wednesday evening.

Every contributor will receive a copy of the one-shot via e-mail.

Mike Glicksohn memorial oneshot contributions eddress: murrayamoore AT gmail dot com.


Also online: messages from Mike's students & colleagues at Humberside Collegiate Institute, where he taught math.

Family friend Sara Stratton sent out details about this Wednesday's Remembrance Service:

A service of remembrance is being held at Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Avenue, Toronto ON, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday March 23. (Please take special note of this if we had previously mentioned to you that it would be Tuesday!)

Windermere is the second church south of the Bloor and Windermere intersection; it's a large square brick building that doesn't actually look like a conventional church. Please note that there is no parking at the church but there is plenty of parking in the Green P lot just north of the Bloor and Windermere intersection. It's a short walk from there. Nearest subways are either Runnymede or Jane.

Folks are also welcome back at 508 Windermere after the service, as a time to talk with Susan and each other and, of course, to raise a glass to our beloved friend.

Sara

Here is the announcement that will appear in the Toronto Star next week:

Michael David Glicksohn ("Honey"), born May 20, 1946 in Portsmouth, England, died March 18, 2011 in Toronto after a lengthy illness. Amazing husband of Susan Manchester, he will also be missed by brother Manning (Louissa) and nephew Ray (Mary Ellen), cousins Dale (Petra), Jo (Howard) and Abby, great-nieces Willow and Jade, cousins Alison Purdy and Kevin Purdy (Rosemary), step-mother Hilary, and by many, many good friends. Predeceased by his parents, Paul and Ellen (nee Mullane). Mike taught mathematics at Humberside Collegiate Institute for 34 years. He was involved in science fiction fandom for many years and won a Hugo Award for best fan writer. Each Memorial Day weekend for more than 25 years, Mike and his friend Michael Harper hosted MikeCon, which was attended by hundreds of friends and fans from across Canada and the U.S. A service of remembrance will be held at Windermere United Church, 356 Windermere Avenue, on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers or donations, Mike would probably appreciate it if you raised a glass to him.


Small correx: It was the Hugo for Best Fanzine rather than Fan Writer.

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kaffyr
Mar. 21st, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
I am sorry I never got the chance to meet Mike, the man who wasn't sure I existed.* He seems to have been a force of nature, in all the best ways, and I am glad he is remembered with so much affection and respect.


*per his comments in Idea, lo, these many years ago.

gerisullivan
Mar. 21st, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes! I remember that LoC. Thanks for reminding me of it!
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